CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Contraceptive alternatives to abortion featured; details given of reasons for lack of birth control research by pharmaceutical companies [Jessica SUTTON - says there is not enough birth control technology available to women.] [Alan Guttmacher Institution's Jeannie ROSOFF - discusses effects of anti-abortion movement on contraceptive research.] [Anti-abortionist Judy BROWN - says government should get out of contraceptive research.] [National Insts. of Health Dr. Gabriel BIALY - says if Congress does not vote money for research, we are out of business] Upjohn Company noted pulling out of reproductive research due to pro-life pressures. [Ortho Pharmaceutical's Dr. Michael KAFRISSEN - says better contraceptive alternatives reduce pressure to turn to induced abortion.] [SUTTON - comments.] Report introduced.
(Kansas City, Missouri: Christine Negroni) Maternity homes as alternative to teenage abortion featured; scenes shown from Lighthouse maternity home in Kansas City, Missouri. [Pregnant teen Rhonda TUGGLE - says she did not want to kill her baby.] [Lighthouse executive director Robert ZORNES - says we have an alternative.] Historical film shown of Salvation Army home for unwed mothers. [TEEN - says home emphasizes abstinence, but should tell girls about contraception.] [Planned Parenthood's Faye WATTLETON - responds.] [ZORNES, WATTLETON - respond.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Representatives Olympia Snowe and Pat Schroeder noted proposing setting up of birth control research ctrs.