HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -
The court-appointed attorney for
"Baby M" urged a judge yesterday
to grant custody of the infant girl to
her biological father and deny
visitation rights to the surrogate
mother who gave birth to her.
The surprise recommendation
came during the emotion-packed
opening of the second phase of the
trial that will test for the first time
the legality of surrogate parenting.
The custody phase of the trial
began with William Stern test-
ifying that the baby he fathered is
"the most important person in my
life" and the lawyer for the
surrogate mother contending that
she can provide the most loving
Attorney Lorraine Abraham,
appointed by the court to represent
the infant's interests, said she
recommended against visitation
rights for the surrogate mother "at
this time." However, she did not
say the surrogate mother should be
denied all parental rights.
Abraham told the judge her
decision was based on findings by a
psychiatrist, social worker and
psychologist who interviewed the
surrogate mother, Mary Beth
Whitehead, her husband, Richard,
and Stern and his wife, Elizabeth.
Abraham said the "overwhel-
ming weight" of her experts'
findings compelled her to join in
their recommendation but did not
Outside the courtroom, both
attorneys said they were surprised
Abraham made the recommendation
before testimony was presented.
The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 3, 1987 -- Page 3
As much as yesterday's "heatwave" of 40 degrees was odd for this time of year, so was LSA Sophomore
Heston Chu's ice cream break on the Diag.
Speaker stresses languages
By STEVE KNOPPER
Two University students - one
graduate and one undergraduate -
have been appointed to the
University's Research Policies
Committee, replacing two of the
four students who resigned in
protest last term.
An additional two graduate
students will be appointed to the
committee within the next week or
two, according to Michigan Student
Assembly representative Ed Kraus
whose committee appointed the
The new appointees, LSA junior
Jackie Victor and Rackham graduate
student Ed Hellen, were appointed
last week and attended their first
RPC meeting last Friday.
Committee chairperson George
Carignan said, "There is no doubt
that student participation (on the
RPC) has been a major plus,"
adding that the four students who
resigned conducted themselves in an
"outstanding" manner while they
were on the committee. Carignan
said the RPC would have welcomed
the students back after they
The "impact had been felt" from
the students' resignations, according
to Kraus. He said MSA began
looking for replacements
immediately after they resigned,
however Kraus cited winter break as
one reason students were not chosen
until last week.
The Dec .19 RPC meeting,
when the committee voted to
release its majority report on
research guidelines, was the only
meeting not attended by students.
According to Carignan, the vote
may have been tied, instead of in
favor of the committee's draft, if
the students had remained on the
committee. Carignan said he did not
vote, but would have if a tie had
MSA MILITARY Research
Advisor Tamara Wagner said the
students knew a tie vote could
occur, but chose to resign to make
a greater statement. Marisela Velez,
one of the graduate students who
resigned, said, "We felt we really
couldn't change things. We were
really disgusted with the policy."
The four students - Velez,
former MSA military research
advisor Ingrid Kock, and history
graduate student Eric Caplan and
physics graduate student Michael
Massey - had criticized the
committee's refusal to consider
extending the "end-use clause" to all
sponsored research, not just
classified research. The end-use
clause prohibits research which
could kill or maim human beings.
The RPC, formed in 1981,
discusses research-related issues at
its monthly meetings and presents
its decisions and findings to Vice
President for Research Linda
Wilson and the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs.
Newly appointed Hellen said he
favors openness in research and the
end-use clause, and that classified
research does not promote the "fine,
scholarly tradition at the
"I really don't think Universities
are appropriate places to do
weapons research," said Hellen.
"Universities should do things
beneficial to society."
Victor, who also favors the end-
use clause, said the concept of
"academic freedom," in which a
University scientist is free to
research any topic, belongs to a pre-
nuclear weapons era way of
on "the lan
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NIFER WEISS Chicano History Week. She posed
Ramirez immediately the question "What is the meaning
audience's attention by of success?" and examined the
them in Spanish, importance of language.
English to a discussion Ramirez is Dean of Student
guage of success" last Development at GMI Engineering
and Management Institute in Flint,
spoke on "Chicanos and where students can earn one of three
ucation" as the second engineering degrees or a degree in
s week's celebration of management.
"The only way we can come
together and understand each other
is to understand ourselves," she told
a diverse group of about 10 in the
T Michigan Union's Keunzel room.
Hispanics and other minorities
must maintain their native culture,
language, and customs in addition
personal insight by looking within
oneself and finding their positive
qualities. "You are the one who is
going to decide what is happening
to you. Only you can put the lid on
your potential," she said.
THE KEY to success, ac-
cording to Ramirez, is recognizing
that you, as an individual, are
limitless. Ramirez suggested two
r...thods to help the audience to
determine their personal definition
of success. The first step involves
choosing one word that describes
Ramirez chose the word
'language,' for a few reasons: She
received a Ph.D. in Romance
languages, she sees language as the
key to communication between
people, and, as a minority,
understands the difficulty of being a
foreigner who does not speak
What's The Difference
Between A Country And A
House? (Laura Flanders & M.J.
Sullivan, 1986), Eyemediae, 7 p.m.,
214 North Fourth.
Laura will be hanging around to
answer questions about her
documentary on women living in
war-torn Belfast, as will Andrea
Kirsch to screen and discuss her
documentaries about the 1984 British
Miner's Strike, the Seneca Women's
Peace Encampment, and Grenada.
8MM Film Festival: German
Super 8, Eyemediae & AAFC,
9:30 p.m., 214 North Fourth.
For details call 662-2470.
Academy of Early Music- 8
p.m.,. Michigan Union, Pendelton
Come and hear works by J. S. Bach,
Frescobaldi and others on Viols,
Gambas, Harpsichord and such.
Cultural Night- 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room.
A folkloric dance performed by
"Corazon Juvenil de Mexico de Santa
Ana," and the Film "Murals of East
Los Angeles" are featured..
Herb David Guitar Studio
Revue- 8 p.m., The Ark, 637 1/2
This is your last chance to hear
exciting music from the teachers at
Herb, David Guitar Studios.
Ibdula Dashti- "Preconditions
for Appropriate Technology in the
Third World: the Case of Nicaragua,
7 p.m., The Pond Room, Michigan
Roy Brooks-"The Be-Bop Era,"
History of Jazz Lecture Series, 7
p.m., Michigan Union.
Jeffrey Hsi- "B-Lactamase
Inhibitors- Rational Design and
Synthesis," Dept. of Chemistry, 4
p.m., 1300 Chem. Bldg.
Roslyn Raney- "The Stylistics
and Grammar of Verb- Subject
Order," Dept. of Germanic
Languages and Literature and
Program in Linguistics, 4:10 p.m.,
Rackham West Conference Room.
Mary L. Brake and David
Ginsburg- "Unusual Light
Emissions Produced in Relativistic
Electron Beam Plasmas," and
"Molecular Genetics of Human
Hematologic Diseases," Science
Research Club, 7:30 p.m., Chrysler
Center Auditorium, 2121 Bonisteel..
Michael Petit- "Child and
Family Policy: The Future is Now,"
noon, 3065 Frieze Bldg.
Charles Alpers- "Closed Basin
Geochemistry and Paleohydrology
Related to Tertiary Climatic Change
in N. Chile," Dept. of Geological
Sciences, 4 p.m., 4001 C.C. Little.
Union of Students for Isreal-
7 p.m., Hillel.
Outing Club- 8 p.m., 2208
IBM- Career day, all day,
Michigan Union Ballroom.
Schools- Education positions
group information session, 3:30
p.m., Career Planning & Placement.
Summer Job Fair- Pre-
registration, 3200 SAB.
Women In Science- Videotape
on careers in chemistry, noon, 2nd
floor Comerica Bank Bldg, Corner of
Thayer and North University.
Series- Fascism comes to power
in Europe- The Capitalist's solution
to economic change, 7 p.m., 439
U of M Rugby Football
Club- practice, 8 p.m., The
Coliseum, Corner of Hill and Fifth
Continuing Education of
Women Career Workshop-
noon, 2nd floor Comerica Bank
Bldg., Corner of Thayer and North
Science Assn.- Lecture with
State Sen. Lana Pollack, 7 p.m.,140
Pre- Interviews- General
Dynamics, 5 p.m., 1500 EECS; and
Frito-Lay, 7 p.m., 1078 EE.
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to knowing English, she stressed
Ramirez said she believes firmly in
community, but she feels that in
order for a community to work, the
individuals involved must be true to
Ramirez also feels that one gains
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Filipinos voted yesterday to approve or disapprove a new constitution.
The Daily incorrectly reported that the voting took place on Sunday.