ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(NYC: Ron Claiborne) Growing number of unwanted babies born to drug addicted women, dubbed "border babies," examined; details given, scenes shown. [New York City children's services spokesperson Eric BRETSCHNEIDER - cites crack- related health problems of many infants.] [Soc. worker Barbara MARTIN - describes increase number such births.] Factors underlying border babies' undesirability to foster parents described. [BRETSCHNEIDER - believes AIDS hysteria is contributing to crisis.] [Dr. Margaret HEAGARTY - cites psychological and developmental problems created by infants being ignored.]
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