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Baby Doe Rule / Baby Jane Case #288061

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 02, 1983
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(Studio) Recent legal battle between Reagan administration and parents of severely handicapped New York infant under administration `s "Baby Doe" rule recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Continue legal maneuvers of government aimed at obtaining infant's medical records noted speeded up due to worsening health of "Baby Jane Doe"; details of today's court hearing examined. [Parents' attorney James REYNOLDS - feels "Big Brother" is invading private citizens' lives.] [Justice Department spokesperson Charles COOPER - defs. government interference.] Ethical, legal and medical implications of "Baby Jane Doe" case considered; legal background to government regulation reviewed. [American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson Dr. M. Harry JENNISON - opposes "Baby Doe" squads.] Federal appeals court decision thought coming soon; possibility of case reaching Supreme Court noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg Artist: Jane Rosenberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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