ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(No location given) Legal, moral and ethical questions raised by situation wherein embryos were developed from Mario and Elsa Rios prior to their death and issue now of what to do with developing embryos examined; size of Rios' estate noted complicating legal questions. [Victoria attorney general John KENNAN, Right to Life advocate Richard DOERFLINGER - note legal and ethical questions raised by situation.] Situation said basis of United States scientists' opposition to freezing and storing embryos. [Dr. Norbert GLEICHER - notes limits on American researchers.] Recent birth of "Zoe" recalled first time child has been born from frozen embryo; photograph shown. Embryo development and freezing process explained, demonstrated; background to Rios' embryos surviving in surrogate mother.] [Attorney Laura HORWITCH - doubts embryos could be considered heirs to Rios' estate.]
REPORTER: George Strait
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