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Foreign Aid / Abortion #302567

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 23, 1985
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(Studio) Reagan administration's effort to halt foreign aid to ntns. promoting abortion noted.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Feared impact of Reagan administration's attitude on over-populated Third World ntns such as Brazil examined; films shown. [Agency for International Dvt. spokesperson Richard DERHAN - opposes government funds for abortion procedures.] International Planned Parenthood's financial loss from administration policy and impact on agencies under its auspices but which do not provide abortion services discussed; Brazil's BEMFAM noted illustrating family planning organization adversely affected by funds cutoff. [BEMFAM exec director Marcio SCHIAVO - (thru translator) notes cutbacks will lead to incrd. no. abortions; explains.] [Representative Sander LEVIN - feels it's inappropriate for United States to dictate other ntns.' bud- gets.] [BEMFAM spokesperson Carmen GOMES - hasn't lost hope.]
REPORTER: Deborah Potter

Kuralt, Charles;
Potter, Deborah

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