ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 05, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Hackensack, New Jersey: Bill Blakemore) Legal and social importance of New Jersey trial of surrogate mother Mary Beth Whitehead versus William and Elizabeth Stern examined in detail; background to case reviewed. Scenes shown. General success of other surrogate mother cases noted. [Tom and Barbara PIXTON - cite need for trust in their decision.] [Surrogate mother Barbara BENNETT - explains helping the Pixtons.] [Yale Univ. spokesperson Angela HOLDER, infertility center spokesperson Noel KEANE, Whitehead attorney Bob ARENSTEIN, surrogate parenting advocate Lori ANDREWS, Judge James RADIGAN - debate morality of issue.] New York City panel's findings on surrogate mothering process outlined.
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