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Teenage Pregnancies / Senate Hearing On Government Program #258301

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1978
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Califano's request to Congress for funds to help deal with problem of teenage pregnancies stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Califano's statements about problems with teenage pregnancies outlined; he's asked about resistance to proposed program because of revolt, evidenced by California Prop. 13 vote. [CALIFANO - discusses money savings in program contrasted to expenses in welfare.] Testimony of women who were teenage mothers reported [Joanne SAFFER - discusses lack of knowledge about reproduction and contraception as teenager.] [Valerie KEE - says teenagers want someone to love and need them.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - asks about availability of contraception info.] [KEE - says it's available, but girls want to get pregnant.] Concerns about passage of program outlined.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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