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Special Segment (Surrogate Mothers) #547363

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Valeriani) Controversy over surrogate mothers examined; scenes shown. [JANINE and JIM - explain applying to surrogate mother agency.] [Surrogate mother Karen BOYD - explains her decision.] [Boyd's HUSBAND - agrees.] Mary Beth Whitehead's refusal to give up child she contracted to carry for William Stern &wife and resulting lawsuit reviewed. [WHITEHEAD - explains change of heart.] [Infertility Associates spokesperson Harriet BLANKFIELD - considers Whitehead case unusual; cites airline crash analogy.] [New York State Catholic Conf. spokesperson Stella MICHAEL, American Bar Fndn. spokesperson Lori ANDREWS, attorney Robert ARENSTEIN, surrogate baby's PARENTS - debate issue.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Valeriani, Richard

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