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Pop. Control / Louisiana #209723

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1970
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(Studio) Louisiana shows beginnings of population control method.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Poor black mother birth shown; population control program Family Planning, Incorporated has bedside interview and lectures. [Black MOTHER - says didn't want baby.] [NURSE - lectures mothers.] Free pill and IUD use for poor; program incls. pre-natal and infant care; government funds and doctors help. [Director James BEASLEY - reports compromise with Catholic Church; no strong opposition.] Rural poor invited and counseled. [Unwed MOTHER - supports program.] [Other PARTICIPANTS - want to control births.] [BEASLEY - says middle class must help.] Poor not major population growth contributors; 2/3 babies middle-class and rich. [BEASLEY - states middle class views.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Program has helped greatly; can be used in poor cntrys.; now must be extended to American non-poor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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