This is Impossible

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on December 6, 2016

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Dear Friend, With Thanksgiving now passed, and Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we here at the CBC are taking stock of what we’ve done and looking forward to what’s coming in 2017 and beyond. One thing we know without a doubt is that the work we do would be impossible without your support! We […]

“Gilmore Girls’” Subtle Critique of Surrogacy

by The Center for Bioethics and Culture on December 2, 2016

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GUEST POST by Chaney Mullins Spoiler Alert: This piece reveals several details of the four new episodes of Gilmore Girls recently released on Netflix. Gilmore Girls, about single mom Lorelai and her daughter Rory, always stood out as the paramount mother-daughter show, so it always had a lot to say about motherhood. But the Netflix […]

#GivingTuesday for our Shared Human Future

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On this #GivingTuesday our Executive Director, Matthew Eppinette, has launched a Facebook fundraiser to support our work. He highlights our filmmaking work, which is funded by the generosity of those who give to The Center for Bioethics and Culture. As you consider where you might contribute on #GivingTuesday, we humbly ask that you consider supporting […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Board of Directors and the staff of the Center for Bioethics and Culture wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We at the CBC have much for which to give thanks. We are thankful for your faithful commitment to our work. We are humbled by and grateful for your ongoing support and encouragement. You make our […]

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Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare Launches

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We at the CBC are excited to be a member of the just launched Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare, a diverse coalition of doctors, nurses, advocates for persons with disabilities, medical ethicists, elder-care workers, and others committed to ensuring real care throughout life’s journey. Healthcare should always involve the best possible care options for every […]

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Protect Our Shared Human Future

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Dear Friend, As I write, I’ve just returned from six packed days in Ireland and Spain where I gave many press interviews (a very favorable article was in the Irish Times about me and our work), gave several key talks, did a screening of Maggie’s Story to about 150 in Madrid (did you know that […]

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Watch A Public Conversation on Surrogacy

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Julie Bindel, an original signer of the Stop Surrogacy Now statement who is a journalist, author, and human rights campaigner, traveled from her home in London to California’s San Francisco Bay Area in order to work with The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC), an organizational signer of the statement. Julie joined CBC Founder & […]

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Join Us In Person OR via Facebook LIVE

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UPDATE: Video of the event is here! Facebook video: YouTube: I hope that if you are in the Bay Area you will be able to join us in person on Friday night for a conversation on surrogacy with Julie Bindel, a renowned British expert on surrogacy (full details below). (Please get your tickets via eventbrite […]

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Clear about What is at Stake

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In recent testimony before the New Jersey Health and Human Services Committee, Dr. Matthew Suh of the New Jersey medical association succinctly described exactly what is at stake when it comes to a proposed bill entitled “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.” NorthJersey.com reports: “Let’s be clear, this is government-funded suicide,” said Dr. […]

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Renowned British Expert on Surrogacy Speaking in the Bay Area

Join us for a Conversation on Surrogacy with Julie Bindel Journalist, Author, Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women Special Bay Area only Event! Friday, November 11 The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill, California Even if you cannot join us, please help us spread the word — let your friends in the […]

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Jennifer Lahl Live from Spain

This week Jennifer Lahl is traveling in Europe, speaking and showing our films to audiences there. She’s just posted a Facebook Live update from Spain, which you can watch below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or twitter if you’re not already!

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Did you know? California is the Reproductive Tourist Capital of the World!

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Join us for a Conversation onSurrogacy with Julie Bindel Journalist, Author, Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women Special Bay Area only Event! Friday, November 11 The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill, California Even if you cannot join us, please help us spread the word — let your friends in the Bay […]

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Our New Film

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Jennifer Lahl and I released our latest documentary short film yesterday. Compassion and Choice DENIED explores the effects efforts to legalize physician assisted suicide have on those who are living with terminal illness but who do not want “aid in dying.” Stephanie’s story highlights ways in which the difficulty of living with a terminal diagnosis […]

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New Documentary Reveals Effects of Assisted Suicide Legalization on Those Who Want to Live

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  San Francisco, CA / October 17, 2016 — Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014), and Maggie’s Story (2015) announce the release of their new documentary short film, Compassion and Choice DENIED. Compassion […]

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Film Recommendation: “Alive Inside”

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Thanks to Facebook’s “On This Day” feature I was this morning reminded of the film Alive Inside, which I wrote about enthusiastically two years ago this week. As I wrote then, my encouragement is for you to “see the film if and when you can.” I definitely still feel that way. Alive Inside is currently […]

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We Are Reaching More Than 1,000 People Per Hour Right Now

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UPDATE: When I first wrote this letter, the video had been up for about 4 hours and we had reached 4,000+ people. The trailer has now been live for about 10 hours and has reached more than 12,000 people—that is the power of social media!!! Your gift right now will help us build on this momentum! […]

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Compassion and Choice DENIED

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This morning we released the official trailer for our newest documentary short film, DENIED. The film explores the impact that the legalization of physician assisted suicide has on those who want to live. We explore this through the story of Stephanie, a terminally ill mother of four who has experienced first hand the effects of […]

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A Public Conversation: Friday, November 11

The Center for Bioethics and Culture and @Sea Events present … A Public Conversation with Julie Bindel Journalist, Author, and Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women Friday November 11 The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill CA $10 in advance at Eventbrite.com $15 at the door 7:00 pm Doors Open, Refreshments. 7:30 […]

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