NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 04, 1983
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(Studio) Justice Department reported seeking hospital records of New York infant born recently with severe birth defects due to parents' refusal to seek surgery; general stance of parents and government outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Uniondale, New York) Judge Leonard Wexler's ruling on arguments presented by government attorney in "Baby Doe" case reported; details given. [Parents' attorney Paul GIANELLI - believes government will order surgery despite government attorney's public comments.] [Justice Department spokesperson Charles COOPER - evades direct answer.] [Baby's FATHER - feels child's case has become political issue for government; questions parents' rights.] Possible course of case considered.
REPORTER: Carl Stern