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Multiple Birthigh School / Iowa / McCaughey Septuplets #170443

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 23, 1997
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Des Moines: Jackie Judd) The return home to Carlisle, Iowa, of Bobbi McCaughey, mother of the septuplets, and the health of the babies featured; scenes shown from the small town. [Family friend Marlys POPMA, medical director Dr. David ALEXANDER, Pastor Robert BROWN, great uncle Henry HEPWORTH - talk about Bobbi and the kids.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The fertility debate introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The recent boom in multiple births and the consequent medical and ethical problems examined. [Infertility specialist Dr. Jay NEMIRO, triplets mother Shawna STEA - talk about maximizing the odds.] [Infertility specialist Dr. Richard MARRS - opposes over- pregnancy.] The health risks for multiple birth babies listed. [Medical ethicist Arthur CAPLAN - raises ethical questions about the fertility technology.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The baptism of the five surviving Thompson septuplets in Washington, DC, shown.

Judd, Jackie;
Muller, Judy;
Simpson, Carole

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