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Birth Control / Nixon Plan / Finch / West Virginia #6251

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon announces population control plan.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert FINCH - says average 3 children per family still leads to overpopulation] Plan calls for mass education on birth control, especially among poor. Plan to show cruelties of overpopulation [FINCH - says most underprivileged would use it if they could.] Plan to cost $30 million for 1st year

(Studio) Millions oppose birth control for moral, religious, and other valid reasons.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(West Virginia) Poor ignorant of control and can't afford minimal costs. [Lincoln Cnty. Public Health Nurse Ruby HARLESS - says poor know little and food money would have to go for pills.] [Mrs. Earl SMITH - says most don't know about birth control.] [SMITH - says might have had smaller family.]
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

Burnes, Jim;
Gill, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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