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Test Tube Fertilization in US #259598

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1978
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare hearings on ethics involved in test tube fertilization outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bethesda, Maryland) Question being studied given: should United States tax dollars be spent on test tube fertilization research. Application for federal research grant by Vanderbilt University research team described. Film of Vanderbilt animal experimentation shown. Birth of 1st test tube baby in England recalled; film shown. Procedure noted as legal in US. [Diane GRILLS - describes view on issue; says Americans shouldn't have to go to England for procedure.] Planned research by Dr. Pierre Soupart detailed. [Georgetown Univ. Ph.D. LeRoy WALTERS - states ethical questions involved in research plan.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano to make final decision.
REPORTER: Charles Crawford

Crawford, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter

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