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A Maryland attorney who has pleaded guilty to being part of a national "baby-selling" ring allegedly organized by a San Diego attorney is expressing regret.
But the San Diego attorney at the center of the case, who has also pleaded guilty, has asked not to be judged harshly by the public and insists she would never do anything that is not in the best interest of babies.
Merriman and Jason Forge have been investigating Erickson, and they said she was working with women in Texas, Nevada and Missouri. They told 10News Erickson would send women to the Ukraine where embryos were implanted. The women would then return to the U.S. to give birth.
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Heather Albaugh, one of the surrogate mothers who reportedly worked for Erickson, said, "I'm disgusted, angry. I feel violated. I feel used, victimized, lied to; every adjective out there, I'm feeling."
Albaugh told 10News she learned there were no parents lined up. Instead, Erickson and her company were posting ads on the Internet and people came forward.
"They wanted to help the surrogate, the surrogate who's stranded; she's pregnant with this baby. Sure, I want to help. I want a baby. I want to help this person. That angers me," said Albaugh.
Albaugh was reportedly one of the women flown to the Ukraine to have embryos implanted.