First Reagan try to end abortion filibuster fails

The Senate refused Thursday, despite the personal pleadings of President Reagan, to crack a filibuster that has prevented a vote on sweeping anti-abortion legislation.

The Senate, as expected, fell short on the first attempt to choke off the talkathon. Mr. Reagan sent a letter to nine undecided and unidentified senators Wednesday, urging them to help end the filibuster.

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