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American Children / Pregnancy / Abuse #165873

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 02, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Decatur, Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Findings of an extensive CDC (Centers for Disease Control) government survey documenting the sexual behavior of teenage girls, especially a dramatic rise in teen pregnancy rates, featured; scenes shown from a high school day care center in Decatur, Georgia. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) epidemiologist Alison SPITZ, four teen GIRLS - comment on teen births.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on child abuse cited.

(Madison, WI: Carole Simpson) Calls for drastic action against parental abuse of children featured; one author's suggested requirements for new parents listed. [Foster parent Nancy JOHNSON - talks about parental abuse.] [University of Wisconsin professor Dr. John WESTMAN - says parents should be licensed.] [Cook County public guardian Patrick MURPHY, two PEOPLE - react to the licensing idea.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

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