CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
(NYC) Epidemic of unwanted teenage pregnancies in United States described; Tina Adams' case cited as example [ADAMS - recalls mother's comment.] [Margaret ADAMS - remembers conversations with daughter.] [Dr. Laura EDWARDS - notes society's promotion of sex, but not birth control.] Networks' refusal to run contraceptive ads (ex. shown courtesy VLI Corp.) noted. UT, having special school for unwed teenage mothers, noted legally forbidding instruction on contraceptives. [Psychologist Susan REINBOLT - cites home's failure to education youngsters.] [UT office of education spokesperson Robert LEAK - doesn't think schools should education students.] Saint Paul, Minnesota, approach to contraceptive education in its schools described. [EDWARDS - praises Saint Paul program.] [STUDENT - thinks Saint Paul services have prevented pregnancies.] Saint Paul's teenage pregnancy rate since program began mentioned. [Teenage MOTHER - didn't expect it to happen to her.] Econs. involved for nation of teenage pregnancies outlined.
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders
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