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Surrogate Parenting / Baby M #114155

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision by New Jersey state supreme court that surrogate mother contract is invalid reported Report introduced.

(Trenton, New Jersey: Tim O'Brien) Decision that "Baby M," now named Melissa Stern, will stay with father William Stern and adoptive mother, but overruling of earlier verdict prohibiting natural mother, Mary Beth Whitehead Gould from seeing baby detailed; scenes shown. [GOULD - describes her plans for baby.] Legal decision outlined on screen. [Stern attorney Gary SKOLOFF - says decision will discourage surrogate parenting.] Issue of surrogate legislature in other states noted; map shown.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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