ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1978
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(Studio) Senator Ted Kennedy's comment on teenage pregnancy in United States quoted. Sen Committee on Human Resources hearings on bill to help teenage mothers and children reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) No. of teenage pregnancies each year stated; most noted as not planned. [DARLENE - knew about birth control and pregnancy was mistake.] [JENINE - wouldn't give baby up.] [VALERIE - thinks most teenagers who get pregnant are lost and want to be needed, so get pregnant in order to have someone who needs and loves them.] Johns Hopkins Clinic program for caring for mothers and children described; Senator Kennedy's bill to provide federal money for such programs outlined. Kennedy's questioning of government officials in trying to justify appropriation of funds noted. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - says program would save country in human suffering and in money, over period of time.] Disagreement of some with providing more aid to pregnant teenagers cited. [Senator S.I. HAYAKAWA - describes help programs in California for teenagers who are pregnant. Says if attractiveness of being pregnant is incrd., then pregnancy is incrd.] Congress indication of opposition to federal funded abortions and question of whether it will spend more money for teenagers who choose to have babies examined.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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