Nation: Abortion Ruling

An order to pay the poor

Cora McRae, 24, a Brooklyn mother, was pregnant again in 1976 and wanted an abortion. She was poor and went to Planned Parenthood for advice, but was told that the Government could not pay for her operation. In October the Hyde Amendment, which cut off federal funds for all abortions except for pregnancies that endangered a woman's life, would go into effect. But Cora McRae's plight aroused the sympathies of civil rights lawyers, who started a legal battle in her behalf. Last week that battle culminated in a...

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