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American Agenda (Family: Teenage Pregnancy) #122774

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1989
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Carole Simpson) Teenage pregnancy in United States featured; scenes shown from television public service announcement; pregnancy statistics outlined. [Two teenage MOTHERS - comment.] [Author Joy DRYFOOS - says the achievers get abortions, the nonachievers have babies.] Econ. and social costs of teenage pregnancy noted. [BOY - talks about pressure to have sex.] Sex scenes from television soap operas, like "The Young and the Restless", television movies, like "Favorite Son", and music videos, like "I Wanna Have Some Fun," shown. President Bush's administration's national abstinence campaign cited. [Health and Human Services Department's Nabers CABANISS - says only way not to get pregnant is not to get sexually involved.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Tomorrow's segment on teenage pregnancy previewed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Simpson, Carole

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