CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Legal, moral and ethical questions arising over the fate of embryos developed through in vitro fertilization of Elsa and Mario Rios, who have since died, examined; background to situation reviewed. [State attorney general John KANNAN - notes vacuum over fate of embryos.] Dr Howard JONES - explains United States guidelines for such situations.] Bioethicist James McCARTNEY - notes moral issues inherent in case.] [Rios family attorney Laura HORWITCH - considers legal questions regarding embryos' role as potential heirs to estate.] [Georgetown Univ. ethicist LeRoy WALTERS - doesn't feel embryos should have inheritance rights on holdings of deceased parents.] First live birth from frozen embryo recalled occurring in Australia.
REPORTER: David Dow
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