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United Nations Population Conference / Family Planning #156159

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 04, 1994
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Jim Bittermann) The controversy over President Clinton's suggestions for world population control examined in light of the opening of the United Nations population conference in Cairo, Egypt; scenes shown of the delegates while the contentious issues are reviewed. [Vice President Al GORE - comments.] [Vatican delegation Monsignor Peter ELLIOTT, August 25, GORE - offer views on the abortion issue.] The growing population of Cairo cited as an example.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The administration's plan for controlling world population through family planning services examined. [Undersecretary for Global Affairs Timothy WIRTH, National Conference of Catholic Bishops Helen ALVARE - talk about fertility regulation.] The opposition of Pope John Paul II, some Moslem leaders and American conservative Christians to some aspects of population control noted. [Council Amer-Islamic Relations Nihad AWAD, Southern Baptist Convention James SMITH, WIRTH - comment on population issues.]

Bittermann, Jim;
Simpson, Carole

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