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Drugs / Cocaine Mothers #569989

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Lisa Myers) Growing problem of women who use cocaine during pregnancy examined; details given of legal effort to create tougher penalties against these women; scenes shown of babies born addicted to cocaine. [Illinois state attorney Paul LOGLI - comments on women who know they are harming their babies by using drugs.] [Cocaine mother Jennifer JOHNSON - says she could not help herself.] Cocaine mother awaiting trial reported Cassandra Gethers; chgs. against Melanie Green noted dropped. [Judge Peter WOLF - comments on sending expectant mother Brenda Vaughn to jail to prevent her from using drugs.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Lynn PALTROW - opposes monitoring pregnant women's behavior.] [In treatment program, Rana ORDLOFF - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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