Just the Facts: Networks reject a TV spot

Networks reject a TV spot

A high school girl: "I intend to be President." A young woman: "I intend to go back to school." And a pregnant woman: "I intended to have a family ... but not this soon." Says an announcer: "Unintended pregnancies have risks. Greater risks than any of today's contraceptives. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists wants you to have the facts. For your free booklet call 1-800-INTENDS."

All three of the major networks rejected this public service TV announcement as too controversial. The booklet that is offered, The Facts, tells young people, "It's okay to say 'no,' " but that if...

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