NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (NYC: Robert Bazell) Parkinson's disease sufferer Leonore Cruzbello shown recuperating from fetal tissue transplant operation in Mexico City, Mexico. Doctors quoted. Operation involving aborted fetuses described. [Harvard medical school spokesperson Dr. Micheline MATHEWS-ROTH - discusses procedure.] [WOMAN - condemns usage of aborted fetal tissue.] Scientists noted claiming tissue transplant could be effective in curing many diseases. University of Rochester study results detailed. [NYU medical center Dr. Abraham LIEBERMAN - lists diseases fetal transplant tissue could help combat.] Abortions discussed. Scientists reported trying to grow fetal cells in labs. United States doctors quoted regarding using fetal transplant tissues. Ethical debate noted escalating.