Family Issues


Baby M Winner
The New Republic
Malcolm Gladwell and Rochelle Sharpe
There will be only one winner in the Baby M surrogate motherhood case now being fought
in a New Jersey courthouse: a lawyer from Dearborn, Michigan, named Noel P. Keane.
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Shy woman rises to become a symbol: Jane Roe speaks out to save ‘her law’
Gannett News Service
Rochelle Sharpe
Norma McCorvey spent so many years hiding her identity, she has trouble convincing
people that she exists.
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Louisiana’s Jane Roe
USA TODAY
Rochelle Sharpe
Linda Faye Weeks never knew she won the lawsuit that made abortion legal in Louisiana, or
that her case was being resurrected this week to try to ban abortion again.
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Abortion: The New Militancy
‘The year of pain and fear’
Gannett News Service series – Part One
Rochelle Sharpe
Pro-lifers adopt street tactics in the war to abolish abortion
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Abortion: The New Militancy
Pro-lifers’ new guerilla commander
Gannett News Service series – Part Two
Rochelle Sharpe
Joseph Scheidler strolled into the abortion clinic as if it were his home.
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Abortion: The New Militancy
Targets of aggressive picketing feel helpless
Gannett News Service series – Part Three
Rochelle Sharpe
Watching the Abortion Abolition Society picket outside his parents’ home this Father’s Day,
Darryl Prince punched his fist into his hand again and again.
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Abortion Fight Rages at Home
Gannett News Service
Rochelle Sharpe
Florida Sen. Bud Gardner has received 3000 letters, hundreds of phone calls and a half-
dozen videotapes on abortion. But he only became pro-choice after talking to his mother.
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Women’s Longevity Falling in Some Parts of U.S., Stress May Be Factor
Connecticut Health Investigative Team
Rochelle Sharpe
It’s one of the most disturbing trends in American health: women’s life spans are shrinking
in many parts of the U.S., and no one knows why.
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Early Pregnancy Blood Test Reducing Need for Amniocentesis
Connecticut Health Investigative Team
Rochelle Sharpe
A simple blood test is transforming the world of prenatal screening, offering women a risk-
free way to learn about fetal abnormalities early in pregnancy.
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