• Short Summary

    MRS. SHERRI FINKBINE FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (SUNDAY) ON HER WAY BACK TO ARIZONA?

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    MRS. SHERRI FINKBINE FLEW INTO LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (SUNDAY) ON HER WAY BACK TO ARIZONA AFTER A LEGAL ABORTION IN SWEDEN. SHE IS THE 30-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN MOTHER WHO TOOK THE DRUG THALIDOMIDE DURING PREGNANCY. THALIDOMIDE IS KNOWN TO HAVE PRODUCED DEFORMITIES IN NEWBORN BABIES, AND MRS. FINKBINE CAME TO EUROPE WHEN SHE WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A LEGAL ABORTION IN THE UNITED STATES.

    (IN AN INTERVIEW AT THE AIRPORT, MRS. FINKBINE SAID SHE "COULD NOT FEEL BETTER OR MORE AT EASE NOW THAT IT'S OVER AND THAT WE'VE AVERTED A LIFETIME TRAGEDY FOR A HUMAN BEING". HER ONLY REGRET WAS "THAT IT WAS MADE SUCH A PUBLIC SPECTACLE". MRS. FINKBINE WAS NOT IN FAVOUR OF LEGALISING ABORTION EVERYWHERE, BUT SHE THOUGHT THAT ABORTION LAWS COULD PERHAPS BE MADE MORE ELASTIC. SHE HAD NO INTENTION OF TAKING ANY ACTION AGAINST THALIDOMIDE MANUFACTURERS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GSXNE64PTUCKOYV5ZU4SEM1U
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GSXNE64PTUCKOYV5ZU4SEM1U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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