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Supreme Court / Fathers Rights #112306

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Case before Supreme Court of fathers' rights re: children and admissibility of evidence of parenthood reported; details given of legal ramifications with regard to child resulting from relationship between Michael Hirschensohn and Carol Dearing, who was married to Gerald Dearing; scenes shown. [HIRSCHENSOHN - says he was not allowed to see his child.] "Baby M" case of surrogate motherhood recalled. Stmt. by justice Sandra Day O'Connor quoted. Hirschensohn-Dearing relationship further detailed; photos shown. [Georgetown Univ. law school Judith AREEN -says mere biology should not shape family.] [Dearing attorney Larry HOFFMAN -discusses values of family.] (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)

Jennings, Peter;
Kenny, Aggie Whelan;
O'Brien, Tim

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