Regulation Can Never . . .

by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director on January 17, 2018

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On Tuesday, January 17, 2018, Jennifer Lahl was given only two minutes in front of the Washington State Senate’s Law & Justice Committee to testify about surrogacy. They are considering SB 6037, The Uniform Parentage Act, which would, among other things, legalize surrogacy in and encourage reproductive tourism to Washington State. In just over two […]

This Week in Bioethics

by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director on January 12, 2018

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1. Winners and Losers Jennifer this week published her annual list of winners and losers — those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future, and those who did not. Who made which list and why? Also, for the first time, the same person is both a winner and loser. Click […]

2017 Winners and Losers

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Each year at this time I look back over the past twelve months with an eye toward identifying those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future (winners), and those who did not (losers). Winners: Renate Klein is a winner for her new book Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation. She is […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Thank YOU! Thank you so very much to all who donated as part of our end-of-year matching challenge. We are well over our $30,000 matching grant goal, and we are still expecting more checks to arrive in today’s mail. All that we’ve been able to accomplish is because of individuals and foundations who have […]

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Thank YOU!

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Friends, you have done it again! Wow! Thank you so very much to all who donated as part of our end-of-year matching challenge. We haven’t even received today’s mail, and we’re already at 125% of our goal! We are truly grateful for your support of our work. Thank YOU! All that we’ve been able to […]

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Happy New Year

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As we close out 2017 and look forward to 2018, it’s not too late to give a gift of support. All that we’ve been able to accomplish in 2017 (and since our founding in 2000) is because of individuals and foundations who have given generously and faithfully. Please remember The Center for Bioethics and Culture […]

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2017 Has Been A Great Year. 2018 Will Be Even Better, With Your Help

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Like almost all non-profit organizations, the end of the calendar year is very important for us financially. We simply could not do the work we do without your generous contributions. Please know how grateful we are for each and every gift, and even more for each and every person behind those gifts. This has been […]

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Merry Christmas

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During this time of giving, we are so very thankful for all that we’ve received—support and goodwill from old friends, an influx of new friends we’ve met in person and online this year, and the knowledge that a growing community of caring people are invested in a truly human future. It is our privilege to […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Frozen for 24 Years A woman in Tennessee last month gave birth to a girl who was conceived in October 1992, and placed in frozen storage. This is the only known live birth from an embryo frozen for so long, but as we are always pointing out, good records are not being kept on […]

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Matching Challenge Update December 21

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Thank you to all who have given! We are less than $10,000 away from meeting our 2017 matching challenge!! Every single gift helps, and we are truly grateful for each and every one. As Jennifer wrote a couple of weeks ago, “our work stands out as a beacon of light for human dignity in a […]

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These Weeks in Bioethics

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Last week was a bit of a whirlwind, and TWIB just didn’t get written. But I’m back with Five Items from the past couple of weeks. 1. Simply Put, We Need Your Support As Jennifer wrote in her end-of-year letter, “our work stands out as a beacon of light for human dignity in a time […]

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Hope Where Very Few Others Dare to Tread

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As I sit here at my desk on the last day of November writing this, our last fundraising letter of the year, two burdens are weighing heavily on my heart and mind. The first is that a large grant, which has helped us meet our budget commitments for the past two years, has not been […]

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UPDATE on Our Matching Challenge

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The end of last week proved to be very busy! In the wake of Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation from Congress, Jennifer did a number of online, print, and radio interviews. A sampling: Washington Post National Review Online Christian Post But that’s not why you’ve clicked through to read this post . . . As you […]

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A Small but Mighty Book—Renate Klein’s Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation

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Reviewed by Kallie Yeoman, MS, BSN, RN It is clear, even from the title—Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation—how Dr. Renate Klein feels about surrogacy. She has spent many years studying, writing, and educating on women’s health, reproductive technologies, and feminist philosophies, and she cofounded Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE). […]

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Paul Ramsey Award Winner 2018

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The Center for Bioethics and Culture and the Paul Ramsey Award Nominating Committee are pleased to announce Farr A. Curlin, M.D. as the recipient of the 2018 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Dr. Curlin is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and Co-Director of […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Latest on the Sherri Shepherd Surrogacy Saga A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that TV personality and actress Sherri Shepherd cannot get out of the surrogacy contract into which she and her former husband entered. The couple split up during the surrogate’s pregnancy, and so Ms. Shepherd sought to get out of her commitment […]

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#GivingTuesday and Matching Challenge UPDATE

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First of all, let me say WOW! Thank you so very much to all who donated as part of #GivingTuesday. We are truly grateful for your support of our work. Thank you, thank you, thank you! While #GivingTuesday is a relatively new phenomenon, this isn’t our first year to participate. However, this was, by far, […]

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#GivingTuesday: Up to $50,000 in Matching

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We have some exciting news! In honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are contributing up to $50,000 per nonprofit organization to match donations made through Facebook TODAY, Tuesday, November 28. How can you help? As a supporter of The Center for Bioethics and Culture, we’d be honored if you would […]

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