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Transcript Abortion task force disbands WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Carter administration task force on alternatives to abortion has disbanded the group after conclud jng that the only real alternatives are "suicide, motherhood and, some would add, madness" In a memorandum sent to HEW Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr., C9M1J? J, Ppwney said her panel didn't have the direction, scope, au thority or money necessary to attack the underlying problems of unwanted pregnancies. Califano, who like President Carter personally opposes abortion, has pledged to come up with alternatives. He received the memo several weeks ago but apparently has not responded. £AUFAN09S DEPARTMENT at temped to keep the memo fromthe Public. Downey, acting director of special project planning at the Depart ment of Health, Education and Welfare, confirmed she had written the paper when she was asked about it. But she said it was intended as "an internal working paper with no substantive proposals or program suggestions intended for the public." Eileen Shanahan, assistant secretary for public affairs and Califa- no's spokeswoman, denied a reporter's request for the memo. She said through a spokesman that it was "an internal document." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS obtained a copy from other sources while awaiting the outcome of a formal request for the material under the Freedom of Information Act. The abortion issue has provoked an emotional disagreement in recent months both within the Carter administration and in Congress, where the House and Senate have been deadlocked for several months on the question of federal financing of abortions for poor women. Several members of the Carter administration, most of them women, met earlier this year to draft a memorandum for the president expressing disappointment with his views on abortion. The group later dropped the idea of sending a memorandum and some of the aides decided to send Carter letters instead. IN HER FIVE-PAGE document with numerous attachments, Dow ney said women who seek abortions financed by the government have numerous problems ranging from concerns for their health to fears for the future of their families. "Abortion is but one alternative solution to many of the 'problems,' "she wrote. "It is a, Ption1 uniquely, which is exercis* tween conception and live birth As such, the literal alternatives to it are suicide, motherhood and, some would add, madness. "Consequently, there is contusion, discomfort and c; some ynicism greeting efforts to 'find' or Emphasize' or 'identify' Alternativ^rto Abortion Care for pregnant teens urged WASHINGTON (AP) — A special task force on teenage pregnancy says the federal government should spend more money caring for pregnant adolescents and their babies than in trying to prevent the pregnancies. The panel set up by the secretary of health, educa- on and welfare also said pregnant teen-agers shouicj free to choose abortions as an alternative to child-- &LIFAN0 + Both President Carter and HEW Secretary Jo- seph A. Califano are personally opposed to abortion. A copy of the task force report was obtained by the Associated Press from sources who asked not to be identified. The recommendation that more emphasis be put on cure than on prevention comes despite the fact that the best available statistics, published by the Alan Gutt- macher Institute in New York, show that two-thirds of the one million teen-age girls who become pregnant each year don't intend to become pregnant. Those figures also indicate that 300,000 of these girls terminate their pregnancies by abortion. The HEW task force, headed by TVnutv Assistant gttretoTY EStttt gdUlfifc recommended the Carter administration spend an additional $147 million to $251 million next year to deal with the problems of the nation's U million sexually active teen-agers. A total of $62 million would be spent to expand family and contraceptive services for adolescents under the proposals the task force included in its $147 million option, and an additional $15 million would be spent if a more expensive option were adopted.