Okay. Try this on: The Defenders
. Top twenty show. E.G. Marshall
, Bob Reed
. Lawyers, but you know, they really care....The writers have only one other script ready - something we threw away last year because they used the word "abortion" 30 times in 51 minutes.
Because they show one - opening scene.
" was an episode of The Defenders
in which the main characters - the father and son law team of Lawrence and Kenneth Preston - defend a doctor accused of performing an abortion. The episode aired a decade before Roe v. Wade
declared laws against abortion unconstitutional in the United States. The three main advertising sponsors of the show did pull out because of the content, as mentioned in the episode, but eventually, Speidel Corporation sponsored the entire hour and the episode aired April 28, 1962.