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Black Market Babies #236393

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1974
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(Studio) Because of baby shortage for adoption purposes, racketeers, doctors and lawyers easily exploit many American couples each year
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Baby black market mostly involves white Americans [Dep. DA Richard MOSS - says average American family can't pay outrageous prices asked for babies.] Legal, ethical adoptions should cost no more than $2000. [Adoptive parents group Sharon HORNER - describes unethical practices with regard to baby auctions.] Ron Silverton indicted as main leader in black market baby setup. [Antiabortion counselor Jane PENDERGHAST - describes Silverton's tactics to get babies.] DA Richard Moss cracked baby black market ring in Los Angeles. [MOSS - says black market exists on international level.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Miami Beach, Florida) [Attorney Walter LEBOWITZ - describes feelings in helping childless couples find babies.] Not long after interview, Lebowitz arrested for selling child for $10,000.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Los Angeles, California) Uniform federal action needed badly to stop baby auctions.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Mudd, Roger;
Young, Steve

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