ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 1979
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(Studio) Mtg. of Department of Health, Education and Welfare ethics board to discuss use of federal funds in test tube fertilization research reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Birth of Louise Brown and other test tube babies as result of work of Doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards noted. Film shown. Physicians' report of failures to British medical meeting detailed. Item in "London Daily Telegraph" newspaper and film of test tube technique shown. Consideration by Department of Health, Education and Welfare panel of use of federal funds in research reported [Howard Univ. spokesperson Dr. Robert MURRAY - comments on chromosome abnormality in British experiments.] [Christian ethics Prof. Father Richard McCORMICK - comments on use of taxpayers' money in this area.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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