Family Planning: Rust v. Sullivan

Representatives from Congress, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood held a news conference to discuss the Supreme… read more

Representatives from Congress, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood held a news conference to discuss the Supreme Court decision in the case Rust v. Sullivan. Federal funds have never been mandated to finance abortions, nor have federally funded family planning clinics been able to perform abortions, but such clinics have been authorized to distribute information on abortion. In the landmark decision of Rust v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court ruled that federally funded family planning clinics may be prevented from even mentioning abortion as an alternative for pregnant women. Speakers at the press conference criticized the Supreme Court’s decision, arguing that it curtails the freedom of speech of clinic employees and would hurt low income women who will not be presented with a range of family planning alternatives. Transcript Available. close

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Family Planning: Rust v. Sullivan

182 Views
Program ID:
18103-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 24, 1991
Last Aired:
May 26, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 24, 1991 | 12:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 24, 1991 | 6:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 25, 1991 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 25, 1991 | 10:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a DVD or Download

Family Planning: Rust v. Sullivan

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:39:51
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:39:51
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video