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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta .Wedneidoy, November 10, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 ADOPTIVE PARENTS Already the parents of three boys, Hilda and Mervyn Ungar wanted a girl whatever her race or color to complete their family. Within two months, the Baron de Hirsch Institute in Montreal had found them a baby girl available for adoption in the Northwest Territories. She was the child of a teen-aged Indian girl. Three-month-old Rachelle Moreno is held in the photograph by Mrs. Hilda Ungar while j mimjc ]abor and induce an Jack, left, Mike in front, and Brian, look on. Testing commences for contraceptive r.ALTI.MOUK (lletiter) Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospi- are beginning large-scale pa- j tienl tests Ilial, if successful, I c o n 1 d !u'lp to revolutionize methods of contraception and i abortion Within a year, between 120 and women will be tested with the drug Prostaglandin. j Some doctors believe the dnig i tablet become a form of contra- ception and an effective abor- tion agent. v Dr. Imn M. Cushncr. Dr. j jf, Ceorgeanna Seegar Jones and Dr. Anne Colston all of ihe department of obstetrics md gynecology, have received I federal grants totalling for their studies. Dr. Cushncr and Dr Wcntz say the most immediate for lite drug is as an abortion agent. They indicated that its use as a contraceptive is more speculative than real at the mo- I ment. Prostaglandin is a group of chemical compounds, fatty acids, found in srr.aO quantities in all organs of the body First discovered in 1933, early work on Prostaglandin was hampered because of inadequate supplies. Peptic ulcers, asthma, high blood pressure and nasal congestion are just some of the otter conditions for which the drug is being tested. Considerable preliminary re- search in Europe and Africa has shown that in pregnant women, the drug causes muscle contractions in the uterus that abortion. Adoption agency noiv interracial MONTREAL