NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 12, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Bazell) Louise Joy Brown, English test tube baby, shown. University of Pennsylvania hospital party for in vitro babies and parents shown. [Dr. Patrick STEPTOE - wants to know why more in vitro procedures aren't successful.] In vitro risks detailed. Some doctors noted willing to perform abortions if multiple fetuses result. Controversial situation noted arising. [Mt. Sinai Med. Center Dr. Dan. NAVOT - says doctors would rather limit fetus number than lose all.] United States noted not having in vitro fertilization laws. Doctors quoted regarding selective abortion issue.
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