ABC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 05, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.
(Decatur, Alabama: Jackie Judd) Impact on impoverished rural areas of obstetrician/gynecologists' exodus due to malpractice premium costs examined; details given, scenes shown. [Pamela ADAIR - describes birth, child's death.] Distance between Adair and hospital with maternity ward noted. [Brenda BARNES - fears coming delivery due to hospital's distance.] [Alabama health official Dr. Betty VAUGHN - notes state's horror story faced by rural residents; illustrates situation.] Similar crises in other states (listed) outlined on screen. [Hospital administration Tillman HILL - defends closing OB/GYN unit.] Decatur, Alabama, maternity crises explained. [Dr. William MANIFOLD - cites hospital's indigent caseload.] Manifold and colleagues said issuing Decatur facility an ultimatum if they are to remain. [VAUGHN - accuses medical community of refusing to help solve the problem.] [MANIFOLD - responds.] [BARNES - wants her child born with a chance of survival.]
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