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Top Ten Posts (#2) #TBT

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We’re now very close to the top of the list on our #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) countdown of the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #2, is a first-person account of egg “donation” gone wrong. It is a powerful testimony, and not surprising that it has been viewed […]

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Shouldn’t They Just Be Grateful to Be Alive?

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I often hear this question when I tell someone I’ve been part of making documentary films on third-party reproduction: surrogacy, sperm donation, and egg donation. We address this in the films, but it deserves to be addressed again and again Rebecca Taylor has done just that in an article provocatively titled, “Shut Up, and Be […]

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William E. May, Rest in Peace

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The CBC mourns the passing of William E. May who died this past Saturday on December 13, 2014. May was the emeritus Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, where he taught from 1991-2008. Prior to this, he taught at the Catholic University […]

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Top Ten Posts (#3) #TBT

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We’re getting close to the top of the list on our #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) count down of the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #3, delves into the issue of so-called “Savior Siblings,” where embryos are created, screened, and selected to provide cells or organs to treat […]

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Disability Rights Groups Silenced in NJ PAS Debate

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Last month we alerted you to the effort underway to legalize physician assisted suicide (PAS) in New Jersey. The NJ state assembly has now successfully passed a bill in favor of the practice, though it’s unlikely to pass the senate. And if it were to reach his desk, Governor Chris Christie will almost certainly veto […]

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Making Life and Taking Life, One Law at a Time

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New York State Senator Brad Hoylman has been on the CBC radar for some time now. He’s been pushing legislation to make commercial surrogacy legal in his state. He’s the direct beneficiary of the practice, which allows paying women to have babies for others. He and his partner, David Sigal, paid a woman in San […]

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Top Ten Posts (#4) #TBT

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We’re using #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) to count down the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #4, is Wesley Smith’s examination of the core beliefs and goals of transhumanism. From “The Trouble with Transhumanism” For those who may not know, transhumanism is a Utopian social movement and philosophy […]

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Christmas List in Three Words

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Have you seen the #XmasListIn3Words meme going around around on social media? Here are a few three-word Christmas wishes we have: Stop Think Again Comfort Not Kill Stop Surrogacy Now No Human Cloning Truly Human Future

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A Slippery Slope: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Belgium

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Last month, Oxford’s Anscombe Bioethics Centre, along with the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies, St Mary’s University Twickenham, and KU Leuven, sponsored an important conference on “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium.” ‘Assisted dying’ bills are pending in the UK, hence the motivation for the conference. A […]

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Top Ten Posts (#5) #TBT

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We’re using #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) to count down the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #5, is a warning and plea on egg donation. From “Thinking About Donating Your Eggs? Think Again” The egg donation process is inherently risky, from beginning to end. What are those risks? […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. We at the CBC have an abundance of things to give thanks for. We are thankful for your faithful commitment to our work. We're humbled by and grateful for all […]

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Another Way to Support the CBC Network

We can probably all agree that the holidays are far too commercialized. At the same time, of course, most of us do make some additional purchases this time of year, even if we don’t pursue every Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to […]

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The Future of Reproduction

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Last week the New America Foundation hosted a conference on “The Future of Reproduction” in Washington, D.C. Despite a few exceptions, the event was pretty much one large cheerleading session in praise of reproductive technology. A few highlights: Dan Kois, co-Host of “Mom and Dad Are Fighting,” Slate’s parenting podcast, offered praise of preimplantation genetic […]

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Top Ten Posts (#6) #TBT

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As I’m sure you know by now, we’re using #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) to count down the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #6, is an egg donor’s first-person account of her experience. From “Experience of an Anonymous Egg Donor:” I volunteered to harvest eggs for a friend, […]

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Paul Ramsey Award Winner

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November 19, 2014, Pleasant Hill, CA — The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network and the Paul Ramsey Award Nominating Committee are pleased to announce John F. Kilner, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2015 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Dr. Kilner is is the Franklin Forman Chair of Ethics, Professor of Bioethics […]

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Father of The Pill, Always the Provocateur

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Carl Djerassi, at 91, is still making predictions about the future of sex, baby making, and abortion. In his usual fashion, he’s making waves. Known mostly for his work developing the oral contraceptive birth control pill in the early 1950s, he’s now predicting that abortions will become obsolete because people will opt for sterilization, making […]

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Top Ten Posts (#7) #TBT

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We’re using #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) to count down the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #7, is an open letter Jennifer Lahl wrote in May of this year urging Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to weigh carefully the ramifications of a surrogacy bill headed to his desk for […]

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The Fallout from Brittany Maynard’s Case Begins

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The New Jersey state assembly is scheduled to vote on a bill today that would allow physician assisted suicide within the state. The bill’s sponsor, John Burzichelli, has publicly said that Brittany Maynard’s death earlier this month has added momentum to the bill. Fortunately, the bill would also have to pass the senate and state […]

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