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New York / Baby Jane Doe Case #81697

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1983
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(Studio) Basis of government intervention in New York couple's decision to withhold surgery from severely handicapped infant recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Uniondale, New York) Justice Department `s efforts to gain access to hospital records of baby to determine if child's civil rights are being violated by parents' decision explained; arguments presented court by hospital attys. outlined. Judge Leonard Wexler's ruling on government request reported [Justice Department spokesperson Charles COOPER - hadn't expected court's ruling.] [Parents' attorney Paul GIANELLI - is pleased with decision; noted emotional impact of case.] Baby's current condition mentioned.
REPORTER: Stone Phillips Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny

Jennings, Peter;
Phillips, Stone

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