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Alcohol and Pregnancy #254914

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 31, 1978
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee hearings on effects of alcohol on pregnancy reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Med. University of South Carolina photos of children afflicted with fetal alcohol syndrome shown; causes given. Testimony of witnesses to Senate subcommittee with regard to concern over problem detailed. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) administration Don. KENNEDY - cites concern with regard to afflicted children born to women who aren't alcoholics but did drink some during pregnancy, and what may be as yet unrecognizable defects in children.] Uncertainty about real effects of alcohol on fetus noted. [Boston University spokesperson Dr. Henry ROSETT - says it would be mistake to make each woman who had drink during pregnancy feel guilty that this might be cause of problems of child. Says more research needed.] Reaction of Distilled Spirits Council given.
REPORTER: Renee Poussaint

Cronkite, Walter;
Poussaint, Renee

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