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Special Assignment (Surrogate Mothers) #105603

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Carole Simpson) Legal, moral and soc. questions involved in surrogate mother cases examined; New Jersey's "Baby M" cited as example [Surrogate mother Mary Beth WHITEHEAD - explains reneging on agreement.] [Sociologist Barbara Katz ROTHMAN -discusses her opposition to surrogate mothering.] Agreement between Whitehead and Baby M's father William Stern and wife reviewed. [Infertility Association International director Harriet BLANKFIELD, Yale medical center spokesperson Angela HOLDER - debate issue.] [Hastings Center spokesperson Carol LEVINE - fears surrogate mothering exploits impoverished women.] [Law professor Michael SHAPIRO - disagrees.] [Alison and Bruce ANDERSON - defense choosing surrogate process.] [HOLDER, ROTHMAN, BLANKFIELD - continue debate.] [Infertility center spokesperson Noel KEANE - believes process can't be halted legally; explains.]

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

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