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April-30-96

Religious Leaders Support Veto of Abortion Ban

Protestant and Jewish leaders have signed a letter sponsored by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in support of President Clintons veto of a bill to ban a form of abortion used to save the life, health or future fertility of the woman. The letter, signed by nearly 30 leaders, was to be released at a news conference Tuesday as a response to criticism of Clinton from Catholic bishops who supported the abortion ban. Rev. Philip Wogaman received a transcript of the veto-signing ceremony from Clinton, who attends his church, and said he found the stories of the women who had to have the procedure compelling. Wogaman signed the letter which stated that the decision to undergo the procedure can only be made by the woman, who must be free to decide. Congress has not yet scheduled a vote to override the veto.

Media Resources: The Washington Post - April 30, 1996