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Transcript Pregnant and in Prison HOUSE AND Senate conferees will meet this week to reconcile differences between bills passed to reauthorize the federal program providing special food assistance for low-income pregnant women, infants and children (WIC). Because of budget restraints, only about half the individuals eligible for this assistance actually receive it. But one group specially in need— pregnant women in jails and prisons—are specifically excluded from the program by a regulation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The House- passed WIC bill would remove this barrier, and the Senate should accept that provision. The prison population of this country is growing enormously, but the number of women incarcerated is increasing at_a much faster rate than that of the male-population. Of the 31,000 or so women now in prison, about 10 percent present special problems because they are pregnant. Many have been drug users and alcohol abusers whose babies are already at great risk. But the obstacles to a successful pregnancy are increased if special attention is not paid to their nutrition. A survey conducted in 38 states revealed that 58 percent of the institutions serve ex/ctly the same diet to pregnant inmates as to others and in most cases that diet does not meet the minimum recommended allowances for pregnancy. THE WASHINGTON POST The House provision does not require that WIC money be used for prisoners. It simply makes that option available to the states. Nor does the proposal provide any additional federal funds for this purpose. Why then, should states divert any of the scarce money to offenders some would find unworthy of help? First, of course, because the real beneficiaries are babies for whom an extra egg, an extra carton of milk or a piece of cheese every day can made a life-saving difference. Second, if one chooses to be hardheaded about it, because improving prenatal nutrition costs society less in the long run. Prisoners' babies with health problems must be cared for with public funds; even the healthy ones almost all go into foster care soon after birth. Finally, decent care must be given to these women because they are in the custody and care of the state, which has a special obligation for their welfare. Unlike pregnant women in the community, prisoners cannot expect help in the form of supplementary food from family, friends or charity. They are entirely dependent on the prison system for what they eat and for the medical care they receive. The House bill recognizes society's obligations not only to these unfortunate women but to their completely innocent children. The Senate should go along. Tuesday, September 12.1989 The provisions adopted by the Committee would permit states, at their option, to expand WIC coverage to pregnant women From and their infants in State and local prisons and Juvenile detention facilities. States are Conorw- permitted to adopt methods for the delivery ^ionai of services and to change the form and/or distribution of WIC food packages to meet Reard the needs of incarcerated women and the needs of the State agency administering the program related to these institutions. Woman tapped to lead Haiti Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Deposed ruler Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril flew into exile in Florida on Monday and the army indicated he would be replaced by the first woman president in Haiti's troubled 186-year history. In a ceremony at army headquarters carried on state television, opposition leaders gave the Army High Command a letter nominating Supreme Court Justice Ertha Pascal-Trouillot as provisional president. World report Maj. Gen. Herard Abraham, the army chief to whom Avril handed control after resigning Saturday, said he hoped to turn over the government by today "so that the people can have a government of their choice." "I am very happy that the Haitian people with their army were able to achieve this," said Abraham, who appeared on a second- floor balcony of army headquar ters with opposition political leaders. He did not mention Mrs. Pascal-Trouillot by name, but he indicated the army accepted her nomination. Wild cheers broke out from the crowd below, and it chanted "Liberty! Liberty!" Radio Soleil, the Roman Catholic station, said Mrs. Pascal- Trouillot, 46, would be inaugurated today. The provisional government is to prepare Haiti for national elec- "Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world, Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead