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Surrogate Mom Carrying Triplets Sues Birth Father Over Demands That She Abort Child

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A lawsuit has been filed in California by a surrogate mom who has been asked to abort one of the triplets she's carrying because the father only wants twins. The 47-page complaint, file today in Los Angeles Superior Court, details the heart-breaking story of Melissa Cook, a 47-year-old mother of four who has refused to abort the child and now wants the state's surrogacy law declared unconstitutional. "I have a deep empathy for men who want children," Cook says in a statement released to People. "However, I now think that the basic concept of surrogacy arrangements must be re-examined, scrutinized and reconsidered.
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Surrogate Mom Carrying Triplets Sues Birth Father Over Demands That She Abort Child

  • PEOPLE.com
A lawsuit has been filed in California by a surrogate mom who has been asked to abort one of the triplets she's carrying because the father only wants twins. The 47-page complaint, file today in Los Angeles Superior Court, details the heart-breaking story of Melissa Cook, a 47-year-old mother of four who has refused to abort the child and now wants the state's surrogacy law declared unconstitutional. "I have a deep empathy for men who want children," Cook says in a statement released to People. "However, I now think that the basic concept of surrogacy arrangements must be re-examined, scrutinized and reconsidered.
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Ron Silver won the Tony Award for 'the performance of his career'

As actors go, Ron Silver, who died Sunday at age 62, was a real winner. In 1988, he took both the Tony and Drama Desk awards as lead actor in a play for portraying a combative wannabe film producer named Charlie Fox in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" on Broadway. For the Tony, Ron Silver beat Derek Jacobi ("Breaking the Code"), John Lithgow ("M. Butterfly"), and Robert Prosky ("A Walk in the Woods").

"Mr. Silver gives the performance of his career," wrote Frank Rich in the New York Times. "While one expects this actor to capture Charlie's cigar-chomping vulgarity, Mr. Silver's frightening eruptions of snarling anger and crumpled demeanor in the face of defeat make what could be another Beverly Hills caricature into a figure of pathos." Four-time Tony nominee Raul Esparza played the part in the recent revival of the play.

Prior to his death from cancer on Sunday, Ron Silver was also nominated for three Emmys.
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