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Young Mothers / Aid #237967

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) Report on better care for illegitimate children and chance for their mothers to get off welfare.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore, Maryland) Pregnant high school girls take class on childbirth. Estimated 600,000 girls under 18 will become pregnant this year 1/2 aren't married and 85% choose to have child. [GIRL - says glad to have baby. Likes little kids.] School dropouts tend to have repeat pregnancies and over 1/2 on welfare after 5 years 2 bills designed to provide funds for preventive ed. and postnatal care.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

(DC) Subcommittee hears testimony. Joanne Saffer, 23, became pregnant at 18. [SAFFER - says girls don't have anyone to turn to but families.]
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

(Baltimore, Maryland) Class shown. Department of Health, Education and Welfare testifies that Medicaid and social service programs are enough.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

Cronkite, Walter;
Thornton, Lee

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