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December 7, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Bar Assn. has criticized an attorney for surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson for making "improper personal attacks" on a judge after losing the highly publicized case. The attorney, Richard C. Gilbert, said Thursday that the bar association's action is an attempt to limit free speech. Gilbert also said he is considering filing a libel or defamation suit against several members of the bar.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Bar Assn. has criticized an attorney for surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson for making "improper personal attacks" on a judge after losing the highly publicized case. The attorney, Richard C. Gilbert, said Thursday that the bar association's action is an attempt to limit free speech. Gilbert also said he is considering filing a libel or defamation suit against several members of the bar.
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NEWS
October 23, 1990
"Outrageous! We will overturn this one. We have now entered into a new and ominous stage. We have brought the whole process of racism into the issue. It is a modern version of reproductive slavery. We will now have poor black women being used as breeders or slaves to produce children for white people. We will redouble our efforts to bring the black leadership and the civil rights leaders in this country into this battle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson, who lost a unique battle for parental rights to the child she bore, filed an appeal Thursday, saying that an outpouring of sympathy from the public has made her even more certain she ultimately will win. Bathed in the hot light of television cameras, Johnson and her lawyer filed a notice of appeal in Superior Court. They hope to overturn Monday's ruling by Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr.
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October 23, 1990 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In ruling that Anna Johnson has no parental right to the child she bore, an Orange County judge Monday gave a somewhat brighter green light to the still-rare practice of surrogate parenting. Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. said in essence that it is not inherently exploitive for a couple who cannot have children on their own to rent the body of a third person to make childbearing possible.
NEWS
October 23, 1990
In ruling that a surrogate mother has no parental right to an infant she bears for genetic parents through in-vitro fertilization, Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. called on the California Legislature to clear up questions in the law: "I have some suggestions for the Legislature, briefly. They can do as they see fit. They are better equipped to deal with this sort of problem, I think, than the courts. . . .
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. handed the genetic parents of a baby boy a ringing victory Monday, Crispina and Mark Calvert bowed their heads in gratitude, she quietly crying, he gathering her in the crook of his arm. "Thank God," a visibly shaken Crispina Calvert, the baby's genetic mother, said after the ruling in Orange County Superior Court. "Justice has prevailed." But the Calverts' joy was matched by surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson's grief.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. likes to say dryly that he is a latecomer to the Anna L. Johnson surrogate-mother case--"because it had already been tried in the news media before it got to my courtroom." In a Parslow wisecrack, anybody can be a target. When a visit between Johnson and the genetic parents who temporarily have custody of the newborn, Mark and Crispina Calvert, went well on Saturday, the judge quipped: "Maybe it's because there weren't any lawyers around."
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | SONNI EFRON and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To infertile couples, the Johnson v. Calvert decision promises brave new babies created in petri dishes, incubated in hired wombs and handed over to their genetic parents--all under the protection of the law. To surrogation foes, the decision heralds "a modern version of reproductive slavery" in which poor women will become "breeders" for rich couples. But to surrogate mother Anna L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson, who lost a unique battle for parental rights to the child she bore, filed an appeal Thursday, saying that an outpouring of sympathy from the public has made her even more certain she ultimately will win. Bathed in the hot light of television cameras, Johnson and her lawyer filed a notice of appeal in Superior Court. They hope to overturn Monday's ruling by Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr.
NEWS
October 23, 1990
"Outrageous! We will overturn this one. We have now entered into a new and ominous stage. We have brought the whole process of racism into the issue. It is a modern version of reproductive slavery. We will now have poor black women being used as breeders or slaves to produce children for white people. We will redouble our efforts to bring the black leadership and the civil rights leaders in this country into this battle."
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In ruling that Anna Johnson has no parental right to the child she bore, an Orange County judge Monday gave a somewhat brighter green light to the still-rare practice of surrogate parenting. Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. said in essence that it is not inherently exploitive for a couple who cannot have children on their own to rent the body of a third person to make childbearing possible.
NEWS
October 23, 1990
In ruling that a surrogate mother has no parental right to an infant she bears for genetic parents through in-vitro fertilization, Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. called on the California Legislature to clear up questions in the law: "I have some suggestions for the Legislature, briefly. They can do as they see fit. They are better equipped to deal with this sort of problem, I think, than the courts. . . .
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. handed the genetic parents of a baby boy a ringing victory Monday, Crispina and Mark Calvert bowed their heads in gratitude, she quietly crying, he gathering her in the crook of his arm. "Thank God," a visibly shaken Crispina Calvert, the baby's genetic mother, said after the ruling in Orange County Superior Court. "Justice has prevailed." But the Calverts' joy was matched by surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson's grief.
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | SONNI EFRON and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To infertile couples, the Johnson v. Calvert decision promises brave new babies created in petri dishes, incubated in hired wombs and handed over to their genetic parents--all under the protection of the law. To surrogation foes, the decision heralds "a modern version of reproductive slavery" in which poor women will become "breeders" for rich couples. But to surrogate mother Anna L.
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that attracted national attention, a judge ruled Monday that surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson has no rights at all to the baby she bore for an infertile couple and granted exclusive custody to the infant's genetic parents. The decision by Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr.
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that attracted national attention, a judge ruled Monday that surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson has no rights at all to the baby she bore for an infertile couple and granted exclusive custody to the infant's genetic parents. The decision by Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr.
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | DANA PARSONS
In the end, the judge didn't have to play either God or King Solomon. He did just fine playing Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. of Orange County Superior Court, and he made a ruling that neither God nor Solomon would overturn on appeal. When it works best, the law is a beautiful bouquet of legalese and common sense. Just enough legalese to let us know that society has order to it, but also enough common sense to reassure us that the law connects with our sense of what's right.
NEWS
October 23, 1990 | DANA PARSONS
In the end, the judge didn't have to play either God or King Solomon. He did just fine playing Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. of Orange County Superior Court, and he made a ruling that neither God nor Solomon would overturn on appeal. When it works best, the law is a beautiful bouquet of legalese and common sense. Just enough legalese to let us know that society has order to it, but also enough common sense to reassure us that the law connects with our sense of what's right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge Richard N. Parslow Jr. likes to say dryly that he is a latecomer to the Anna L. Johnson surrogate-mother case--"because it had already been tried in the news media before it got to my courtroom." In a Parslow wisecrack, anybody can be a target. When a visit between Johnson and the genetic parents who temporarily have custody of the newborn, Mark and Crispina Calvert, went well on Saturday, the judge quipped: "Maybe it's because there weren't any lawyers around."
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