ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Attorney Harold Cassidy, lawyer in surrogacy case for Mary Beth Whitehead, natural mother of "Baby M", featured. [CASSIDY - explains initial involvement in case.] New Jersey decision that it's illegal for surrogate mother to have baby for money recalled. [CASSIDY - says must be careful in separating babies and mothers.] Mother's visitation rights in "Baby M" case noted. [National Coalition Against Surrogacy spokesperson Jeremy RIFKIN - says case has to do with women's rights.] [CASSIDY - discusses case.] Cassidy's career outlined. Surrogacy issue noted not solved. [Reproductive rights expert Barbara KATZ ROTHMAN - says pregnancy is not something one buys.] [American Bar Fndn. spokesperson Lori ANDREWS - worries about whether law will say women can't make own decisions with regard to surrogacy.] Implications of New Jersey decision detailed. [CASSIDY - discusses implications of case.] Fact that only New Jersey, LA, and Nebraska have public policy on surrogate motherhood stated.