These Weeks in Bioethics

by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director on December 15, 2017

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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 […]

Hope Where Very Few Others Dare to Tread

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on December 12, 2017

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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 […]

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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Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE

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Help us clear out some inventory and get yourself a great deal at the same time with our Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE. Details: We have two important books available for $10 each, (or get both for $15). Our Third-Party Reproduction DVD Trilogy is $15 (usually $50). Get the whole package, both books and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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We at The Center for Bioethics Culture 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 work possible. We are also thankful for the other organizations with which we are privileged to […]

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Matching Challenge Update

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This is a crucial time of year for us financially. We want to be sure that as we move into the new year we are on a firm financial footing. I’m thankful to report that we have raised $5,368 toward our $30,000 matching challenge. THANK YOU! 2017 has been a year filled with tremendous opportunities, […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Matching Gift Challenge On Monday we announced that some of our very generous donors are matching $30,000 in donations given between now and the end of 2017. The CBC (like most nonprofit organizations) relies heavily on end-of-year giving in order to start the new year on a strong footing. We have already raised $4,023 […]

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Double Your Gift Update

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We announced earlier this week a generous matching challenge where $30,000 in donations given in this month and next will be matched. I’m happy to report that we have already raised $4,023 (which of course means $8,046!)! To those who have already given, we thank you! And to those who will be giving, we thank […]

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Contract Pregnancies Exposed Part 2

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In Part 1 of this article I provided a brief overview of the history of surrogacy in the United States. In this second and final portion of the article, I delve into the actual language of surrogacy contracts. Real Surrogacy Contracts Perhaps the most effective argument against surrogacy agreements is the language of the contracts […]

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Double Your Gift!

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Today we are thankful to be able to announce that some of our very generous donors will be matching $30,000 in donations given in this month and next. For every dollar you give, they will also give a dollar. The CBC (like most nonprofit organizations) relies heavily on end-of-year giving in order to start the […]

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You Shop. Amazon Donates.

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As we approach the holiday gift giving season, did you know you can support The Center for Bioethics and Culture when you shop at Amazon? Use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3349736 Thank you in advance!  

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. We Won’t Back Down The CBC (like most nonprofit organizations) rely heavily on end-of-year giving in order to start the new year on a strong footing. We’ve had an amazing year, although one not without its difficulties. We’re up against powerful interests that profit handsomely from their exploitative work. We truly need your financial […]

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Contract Pregnancies Exposed Part 1

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The United States currently has a hodge-podge of state-level legislation regulating surrogacy. High-profile disputes over surrogate pregnancies demonstrate this is not a workable solution. Regulating surrogacy does not protect women and children. It only commodifies them more. The current debate over surrogacy in the United States has two main positions. One side argues we should […]

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