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January 23, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dash For Speed, named 1990 world champion quarter horse this week, is expecting her first foal in March--through a surrogate mother. Dashin Dee Dee, winner of a division of the Las Damas Handicap this month at Los Alamitos, had her first foal the day before the race, also through a "recipient mare." Strawfly Special, who won the Southern California Derby last month and will compete against Dashin Dee Dee in the HQHRA Championship Feb.
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September 26, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal, Gov. Pete Wilson signed legislation Wednesday making it a crime to steal human eggs and requiring written approval of donors before embryos, sperm and reproductive materials can be harvested. The measures by state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) and Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame) mark the first effort by the state to rein in the burgeoning field of reproductive medicine.
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February 28, 1996
In all the shocking news about the fertility scandal centered at UC Irvine, a glaring deficiency has been the absence of laws governing either a misappropriation of human embryos or failure to obtain the consent of egg or sperm donors.
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August 30, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chastened by the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal, the state Senate gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would make the stealing of human eggs a crime. The measure by Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) was approved with no debate on a 33-0 vote and now goes to the governor's desk. Hayden's measure would outlaw the intentional transfer of eggs, sperm or embryos without written consent from donors and recipients.
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October 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
The central Kentucky farm of Bobby and Judy Lutz is truly a family business. The Lutzes' three children help to care for and milk the Holstein herd, which is a family in its own right. About three of every four cows they milk is a daughter or granddaughter of Mitzi or Alice, two registered Holsteins the Lutzes bought more than 10 years ago. In just one decade the Lutzes have built a superior herd of about 200 purebred Holsteins, something that once took a farmer's lifetime.
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August 25, 1985 | TIA GINDICK, Times Staff Writer
They sat in an empty classroom at the Tulare high school farm talking embryo transplants, fertilizers and feed the way other kids talk football, cars and rock stars. They'd all seen a friend or neighbor lose their farm, they said, and all knew their parents were worried.
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February 5, 1993 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Pushing the frontiers of pregnancy, researchers at USC have found that women older than 50 who are past menopause stand a good chance of giving birth to healthy babies with the help of sophisticated embryo donation techniques. In a study published in this week's issue of the British journal the Lancet, the USC researchers report that of 14 post-menopausal women between 50 and 55, eight became pregnant.
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August 8, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Ricardo H. Asch blasted officials at UC San Diego on Monday, vehemently denying that he had anything to do with the misappropriation of eggs or embryos at the university. Asch said Dr. Thomas Moore, acting chairman of the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UC San Diego and the man responsible for overseeing its investigation into a widening fertility scandal, "is trying to cover UCSD's legal behind. If the procedures his staff followed failed, he and UCSD failed . . . not Dr. Asch."
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August 12, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine and physicians involved in the fertility scandal at the Center for Reproductive Health made two attempts at ending their relationship earlier this year before university officials cut off talks aimed at reaching a settlement, according to documents obtained Friday. Attorneys for Drs. Ricardo H. Asch, Jose P.
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August 9, 1989
A man testified in Maryville, Tenn., that he would feel "raped of my reproductive rights" if his wife wins control of seven frozen embryos in an unprecedented divorce case. "I'm not asking that they be destroyed," Junior Lewis Davis, 30, said. "I'm just asking that they not be inserted in Mary or any other donor." Mary Sue Davis, 28, who followed her husband to the stand, said: "I am the mother of those embryos. To me, they are already fertilized and they are the beginnings of life.
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August 21, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bill requiring the written approval of donors before human eggs and other reproductive materials can be harvested and transferred to others sailed through the state Senate on Tuesday. The legislation, approved on a 36-0 vote, was introduced by state Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame) in response to the human egg-swapping scandal at UC Irvine, where three doctors have been accused by former patients of taking eggs and embryos without consent and implanting them in other patients.
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February 28, 1996
In all the shocking news about the fertility scandal centered at UC Irvine, a glaring deficiency has been the absence of laws governing either a misappropriation of human embryos or failure to obtain the consent of egg or sperm donors.
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January 4, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing arrest if he returns to the United States, Dr. Ricardo H. Asch agreed Wednesday for the first time to talk about the UC Irvine fertility scandal under oath--but only in Tijuana, not Newport Beach as ordered by a judge last month. Asch, who now lives in Mexico, will give his deposition in Mexico on Jan. 19, according to a tentative agreement reached between his attorneys and nearly half a dozen other lawyers involved in lawsuits stemming from the scandal. Asch's attorney, Lloyd A.
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December 16, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Couples who allege their eggs or embryos were stolen in the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal may soon have a chance to question, face to face, the once-famed specialist who stands at the center of the allegations. Or maybe not. A Superior Court judge on Friday ordered that Dr. Ricardo H. Asch appear Jan. 5 at a Newport Beach law office for a deposition in about a dozen lawsuits stemming from the alleged egg-stealing scheme.
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December 2, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another couple has filed a lawsuit in the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal, contending that their eggs or embryos were stolen and either used for lucrative research or for implantation into another patient. The lawsuit filed by Steve and Stacy Swanson-Schofro in Orange County Superior Court on Thursday brings the number of lawsuits targeting UC Irvine and its once-prized fertility specialists to 13. The three doctors at the center of the scandal, Ricardo H. Asch, Jose P.
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November 30, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a dozen lawsuits and a criminal probe in the biggest ethical scandal to hit reproductive medicine, Dr. Jose P. Balmaceda sold his Corona del Mar home last summer and boarded a plane to his native Chile, calling the trip a visit to his ailing mother. But the besieged fertility expert--who escaped the Chilean military junta as an exile two decades ago--has come home. And despite his bruised U.S. reputation, his presence in this city of 4.
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December 7, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A baby was born this week at Hoag Hospital after what is believed to be the first implant of a frozen, fertilized egg in a woman's Fallopian tubes in the United States, officials said Wednesday. The baby, a healthy 8-pound, 3-ounce girl, was born Monday, said Dr. Lawrence B. Werlin, director of fertility services at Hoag. The mother, a Mission Viejo resident who has not been identified, also is doing well, added Werlin, who implanted an embryo that was taken from the woman's sister.
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August 26, 1987
An infertile woman has become pregnant with triplets after frozen embryos were implanted in her womb, USC announced. "This occurrence is doubly unique because the triplet pregnancy occurred as a result of the transfer of only two frozen embryos," not three, into the woman, whose age and identity were withheld at her request, said a statement issued by Dr. Richard J. Paulson.
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November 30, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a dozen lawsuits and a criminal probe into his activities at UC Irvine's Center for Reproductive Health, Dr. Jose P. Balmaceda sold his Corona del Mar home last summer and boarded a plane to his native Chile, calling the trip a visit to his ailing mother. But the besieged fertility expert--who fled the Chilean military junta two decades ago--has come home. And despite his bruised U.S. reputation, his presence in this city of 4.
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