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A Closer Look (Fertility) Part I #761248

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 02, 2004
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at the science of fertility introduced; scenes shown of late-age mother Elizabeth Edwards.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) The questions raised about the industry involved in "assisted reproduction" featured; details given of the findings of a federal report on reproduction & responsibility calling for stricter controls on infertility. [Couple Kelly & Bob YONKER‡- talk about these doctors, their fees & the drugs.] [President's Council on Bioethics Robert GEORGE†- says we lack information on the health effects on the mothers & the children.] [Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Dr. Sandra CARSON†, Dr. Owen DAVIS†- downplay the risks & offer caution on the patient's rights.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Tomorrow's segment on men & infertility previewed.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Hayes, Erin

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