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Federal Abortion and Birth Control Funds #249391

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 10, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's press conference statement with regard to opposition to federal funds for abortions, despite death of Texas woman after abortion in Mexico, and similar view of Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano noted. Also disclosed is new information recently learned with regard to concern about Califano's stand on emphasizing birth control.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Acquisition of copy of department task force recommendations for plans to take place of federal funded abortions, focusing on problems of teenage pregnancy, detailed, along with concerns of orgs. like Planned Parenthood that not enough money is being designated to help young girls to keep from becoming pregnant. Califano's response and statement with regard to number of teenage pregnancies each year cited. [CALIFANO - doesn't see teenage pregnancy program as alternative to abortion; hopes agency is helping to make life fairer for people.] Califano's statement on decision of Congress with regard to abortion funds cited. REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter

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