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Treatment For Handicapped #283770

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1982
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(Studio) Incident last month in which Bloomington, IN, retarded and deformed baby was allowed to starve to death recalled; Health and Human Services said investigating similar case in Chicago, Illinois, area. Hospitals' possible loss of fed. funds if they allow infant to die in this way noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Rate of infanticide in United States considered; concern over HHS letter warning of funds cutoff should decision to allow infant to die be made examined. [Dr. Kenneth VAUX, Dr. Lawrence LILIEN - oppose regulation; explain.] [Health and Human Services spokesperson Betty Lou DOTSON - notes government's concern.] Implications of ruling noted.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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