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Clinics face legal, ethical issues alone

By Nancy Parello, Trenton Bureau The Record, NJ August 15, 2001 While reproductive technology soars ahead, the state Legislature has remained silent on the serious ethical issues that arise when couples use science to help create babies. The New Jersey Supreme Court began to provide some answers to these questions in a ruling released Tuesday
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Court won’t allow forced motherhood

By Randy Diamond, Trenton Bureau The Record, NJ August 15, 2001 New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a woman cannot be forced to become a parent against her wishes, preventing her ex-husband from implanting their frozen embryos in another woman or donating them to an infertile couple. But the ruling sidestepped broader moral and
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Sharing a Pregnancy

By Ellen Glazer, Boston Sunday Globe, MA June 10, 2001 What is it like for a women to bear another woman’s child? It is easier than you might expect Marla Culliton is a dental hygienist with many loyal patients, and she knows they don’t like surprises. So rather than wait until the last minute to
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Three sisters, one baby

By Hallie Levine, Ladies Home Journal January 2001 Alicia Weaver was twenty-seven when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her sister saved her life-and gave her the family she’d always dreamed of. Although Alicia Weaver was busy commuting from her home in Rahway, New Jersey, to New York City to complete her master’s degree in counseling
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Lawyers help bring baby home

By MaryAnne Motter Cullen, The Legal Intelligence – Suburban, Volume 5, No. 12 March 22, 2000 Surrogacy Arrangements Appear to be on the Rise When desperate clients come to see Melissa Brisman, They see her as their last hope for having a biological child. That’s because Brisman’s specialty is reproductive law at McFall Riedl &
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