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New Jersey Surrogate Parent Verdict / Aftermath #108671

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Surrogate mother Mary Beth Whitehead's response to loss of custody of child in New Jersey case outlined; scenes shown. [WHITEHEAD - remains committed to obtaining child's custody.]

(NYC: Tim O'Brien) Legal community's reaction to judge's ruling and implications for long-range litigation examined; details given, scenes shown. [Prof. Judith AREEN - thinks court made mistake.] [Hastings Center spokesperson Susan WOLF - cites need for appropriate legislature to prevent further such cases.] National status of surrogate mother legislature indicated on map. [1983, MAN - cites surrogate mothering's legal status in Michigan.] [Michigan state senate Connie BINSFELD - wants law passed.] Probable outcome for Whitehead mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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