Spanish Resources

by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director on March 23, 2017

Post image for Spanish Resources

As Jennifer and I prepare to go to Spain next month we are having some of our materials translated into Spanish. Our film Breeders: A Subclass of Women? has been available with Spanish subtitles for several months now. You can watch Criadoras:¿Una clase inferior de mujeres? on Vimeo and choose Spanish or English closed captioning. […]

Jennifer Lahl at the United Nations

Last week when I was in New York to host and moderate our Trading on the Female Body event—which was a success beyond our expectations (please be sure to watch or re-watch the video of the event on Facebook or YouTube!)—I also testified at the United Nations. The UN event was entitled “Root Causes of Trafficking in […]

What A Great Event!

Thumbnail image for What A Great Event!

Our Trading on the Female Body event yesterday in New York was a terrific success. Before the event even started, we had to bring in more chairs, and we ended up with people standing in the back and sitting on the floor down the sides. Both panels did a wonderful job, and the audience was […]

Read the full article →

Join Us LIVE from New York

Thumbnail image for Join Us LIVE from New York

As part of our #StopSurrogacyNow project, we are hosting a global conversation on surrogacy, “Trading on the Female Body,” in New York City on Tuesday, March 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM EDT. We are having two panel discussions, one that features women who have been harmed by the practices of surrogacy and egg donation, […]

Read the full article →

Feminists Gather to Stop Surrogacy Exploitation

Thumbnail image for Feminists Gather to Stop Surrogacy Exploitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***MEDIA ADVISORY***U.S. FALLS BEHIND IN PROTECTING WOMEN ANDCHILDREN FROM COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION Leading international feminists and bioethicists, alarmed by the dramatic spread of gestational surrogacy and commercial egg farming in the U.S.—buying and selling children is outlawed in many parts of the world—will hold a news conference on Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30 pm at […]

Read the full article →

What’s the Big Deal?

Thumbnail image for What’s the Big Deal?

With our major event coming up at the UN on the 14th (Trading on the Female Body), we’ve gotten a few questions on social media about why surrogacy is such a big issue for us and why we’re working so hard to bring this conversation to those attending the UN’s 61st Commission on the Status […]

Read the full article →

Reminder: Applications for the Next Cohort of Paul Ramsey Institute Fellows are Due March 6

Thumbnail image for Reminder: Applications for the Next Cohort of Paul Ramsey Institute Fellows are Due March 6

We are pleased to be accepting applications for the third cohort of our Paul Ramsey Institute, the CBC’s signature educational initiative to further the thought and methods of Paul Ramsey, and to educate and shape future generations of bioethics leaders. The Paul Ramsey Institute brings leading thinkers in the field of bioethics together with current […]

Read the full article →

Bioethics at the Oscars

Thumbnail image for Bioethics at the Oscars

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the big news coming out of the Academy Awards last night is the mixup regarding the Best Picture winner. Even without that, though, you probably wouldn’t have heard much about a nominated film that brought a bit of bioethics to the Oscars. Extremis, nominated for Best Documentary Short […]

Read the full article →

Help Us Add Two Speakers to our NYC UN Event. Help Us Make Our Next Film

Thumbnail image for Help Us Add Two Speakers to our NYC UN Event. Help Us Make Our Next Film

I’m excited to be able to write and keep you up-to-date on the work of the CBC. I gave a keynote address in New Hampshire last month, and it was very well received. The president of the organization came up to me after and said, “You were the best speaker we have had in five […]

Read the full article →

Update: D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

Thumbnail image for Update: D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

Update to the update: the law has gone into effect. The House did not vote on the measure to block it, and the Senate version never left committee (both chambers would have needed to vote to block the bill by Friday, February 17). The organization that spearheaded the campaign for this law released a statement […]

Read the full article →

Developing: Congressional Committee Moves to Block D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

Thumbnail image for Developing: Congressional Committee Moves to Block D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The Washington Post reports that a House committee has voted to block Washington, D.C.’s assisted suicide law from going into effect. In order for the law to be blocked completely, however, the full House and Senate will have to vote, and will have to do so by Friday because of a 30-day oversight window. It is at […]

Read the full article →

In Part True and in Part Woefully Misleading

Thumbnail image for In Part True and in Part Woefully Misleading

CBS Minnesota reports that a group of the state’s legislators has introduced a bill seeking to establish surrogacy in the laws of Minnesota. Two things particularly worth noting in this story are: The name of the bill: “Minnesota Gestational Carrier Act.” This is terribly dehumanizing of the women who act as surrogate mothers. The purpose of […]

Read the full article →

A Call for Follow-up, Research, and Informed Consent

Thumbnail image for A Call for Follow-up, Research, and Informed Consent

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Wendy Kramer, and our own Jennifer Lahl. They’ve just received word that their paper, “Long-Term Breast Cancer Risk Following Ovarian Stimulation in Young Egg Donors: A Call for Follow-up, Research, and Informed Consent” has been accepted for publication in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online. As those of you who follow […]

Read the full article →

Women are Not for Rent, Children are Not for Sale

Thumbnail image for Women are Not for Rent, Children are Not for Sale

On Monday I wrote about ongoing work in Minnesota to resist efforts that would enshrine surrogacy into law there, and linked to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. On Tuesday, The Star Tribune ran a piece by Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, seeking to present a fuller picture of the […]

Read the full article →

Applications for the Next Cohort of Paul Ramsey Institute Fellows are Now Open

Thumbnail image for Applications for the Next Cohort of Paul Ramsey Institute Fellows are Now Open

We are pleased to begin accepting applications for the third cohort of our Paul Ramsey Institute, the CBC’s signature educational initiative to further the thought and methods of Paul Ramsey, and to educate and shape future generations of bioethics leaders. The Paul Ramsey Institute brings leading thinkers in the field of bioethics together with current […]

Read the full article →

Leading the Opposition to Surrogacy

Thumbnail image for Leading the Opposition to Surrogacy

Over the weekend, the Minneapolis newspaper reported on the ongoing legislative discussion of surrogacy in Minnesota. In the article they highlighted our work along side others in the state: Besides the Catholic conference, the opposition here is led by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network based in California, which produces documentaries with titles such as […]

Read the full article →

We are Most Certainly Not Being Careful

Thumbnail image for We are Most Certainly Not Being Careful

The New York Times recently ran an article on ways in which various technologies are being developed and tested with senior adults. The article talks about how aging can be isolating and lonely, and the fact that a shortage of caregivers is looming as the baby boom generation ages. These are among the reasons why researchers are […]

Read the full article →

Breaking News: “Scientists create a part-human, part-pig embryo”

Thumbnail image for Breaking News: “Scientists create a part-human, part-pig embryo”

The Washington Post is reporting that scientists have for the first time created an embryo that is part human and part pig. The long-term goal is to provide organs for transplant, given that the need for organs always runs well ahead of the availability of organs. Such a hybrid or chimeric embryo raises many, many […]

Read the full article →