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Aiken, South Carolina / Sterilization / Welfare #230700

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 1973
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(Studio) South Carolina controversy builds with regard to sterilization of welfare mothers. Residents defend doctors
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aiken, SC) Dr. Clovis Pierce criticized for sterilization stand. Citizens defend doctor Group to be incorporated as Silent Majority. Fed law requiring sterilization after 3rd child or relief cut-off sought. [Silent Majority spokesperson William BLAND - sees other possibilities than sterilization, but until perfected, will stand by petition. Failure of birth control clinics and tax costs of welfare noted.] Welfare supporters deny women have babies to get more welfare money. [Aiken Welfare Rights Org. member Mrs. Ogareeta ROBINSON - says welfare payments not high enough to be so sought.] Mrs. Carol Brown's objection to sterilization sparked controversy. [Mrs. BROWN - relates experiences since controversy arose.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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