ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Issue of prolonging life of doomed babies in order to help others through organ transplants featured; details given of case involving anencephalic infant "Baby John." Attempts by Loma Linda hospital to find transplant recipients for brain-dead baby's organs reported [Loma Linda Univ. Med. Center spokesperson Dr. Joyce PEABODY - discusses issue of organ viability and death.] Case of parents of similar baby, Brenda and Michael Winner, recalled. [Michael WINNER - comments.] [Medical ethicist Alexander CAPRON - discusses ethical issue of keeping babies alive.]
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