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The main purpose of today's hearing is to establish a record as it relates to this most significant and controversial issue. We intend to take a closer look at arrangements in which a woman agrees to bear a child for a who is physically incapable of having their own children. I am sure that you have heard about this extremely controversial arrangement and AB 3771, the bill to legitimize surrogate parent contracts. We hope the testimony at this hearing will he us to examine the legal, social, and ethical implications of these contracts.

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