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The Problem of Glaring Inconsistencies

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The 1999 satirical film Office Space chronicles the downfall of a comedically dysfunctional software company called Initech. The company hires two independent consultants to analyze the company’s inner workings and ultimately help them downsize by terminating the employment of non-essential workers. Throughout the film, we see the “experts” hyper scrutinize all the wrong “problems,” applaud […]

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I Sold My Eggs and Paid With My Health

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Welcome back to Venus Rising! One of the main commodities in the ever-growing infertility industry is human eggs. Young women all over the world are targeted by ads to “donate” their eggs. Who are these women and what are the risks to their health?  In this episode I have the opportunity to talk with Kylee […]

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Fertility Drugs and Cancer (Part 3)

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Recently, on our podcast Venus Rising, I had the opportunity to interview Maggie Eastman and her family about her experience with egg donation and the nightmare that occurred afterwards. Maggie was a young, bright-eyed college student when she was first recruited as an egg donor. What started as a desire to help families while earning […]

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Why We Should Say No to Surrogacy

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Perhaps you have seen one of the surrogacy puff-pieces already: a woman agrees to “give the gift of life to others” who are unable (or unwilling) to bear their own child, by carrying a child formed from a (sometimes very expensive) “donated” egg that has been fertilised in vitro by the sperm of one of the intended […]

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I Sold My Eggs to Save My Mom from Eviction

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In the early 2000s, Liz Scheier’s mom was facing eviction, so Liz, like many young women, turned to egg donation to raise funds to escape financial crisis. Over the next several years, Liz underwent a total of three rounds of egg retrieval.  In the years since, Liz has spent a significant amount of time analyzing […]

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Transjacking Biology

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On March 26, Scientific American published an article by Dr. Jack Turban, entitled “Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams.” The column ironically appeared in the “policy and ethics” section of the magazine and argued that moral people should strongly oppose the exclusion of trans identified males from female athletic competitions, claiming, without evidence, that […]

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Super Straight: The Latest Sexual Identity

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You’ve probably heard of Curtis Mayfield’s Super Fly soundtrack for the film of the same name, Rick James’s Super Freak, and the Super-Size Me film from 2004. Now, added to the transgender word salad fight is the newest sexual identity, Super Straight. Kyle Royce, a TikTok social media personality and influencer, started a stir when he introduced the term super straight. Royce […]

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An Update from the President

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Dear friends, I am always excited when Paul Ramsey Institute alumni email us with achievements and successes. Most recently, Todd Daly authored a new book titled Chasing Methuselah: Theology, the Body, and Slowing Human Aging. Accomplishments like this remind me that we really are changing the world. This extends to every single one of you who partner […]

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With Artificial Wombs, Who Needs Women?

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We buy genetic material from young men and women. We allow other women to carry our genetic children. We’ve eliminated the need for sex to create a child. Are we eliminating the need for a uterus, too? Are we trying to eradicate the need for women?  According to a new publication in Nature, scientists in […]

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Championing the Donor-Conceived Community

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Wendy Kramer is Co-Founder and Director of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). The DSR was founded in 2000 by Wendy and her donor-conceived son Ryan to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg, or embryo donation who are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. With 72,000 members […]

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The Facebook Sperm Donors

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In the midst of a global pandemic when people around the world are facing isolation, it’s no surprise to see the masses turning to social media to meet a lot of their needs. A typical social media user can find everything from witty memes to political discussions with just the click of a button on […]

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Fertility Drugs and Cancer (Part 2)

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Welcome to part two of my investigation concerning fertility drugs and cancer risk. In this article, I am going to examine a publication from 2017 titled “Use of fertility medications and cancer risk: A review and update”.  This publication, unlike the first, was a review of recent literature or research already in existence. It didn’t […]

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Fertility Drugs and Cancer (Part 1)

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Is‌ ‌there‌ ‌a‌ ‌link‌ ‌between‌ ‌fertility‌ ‌drugs‌ ‌and‌ ‌cancer?‌ ‌This‌ ‌question‌ ‌has‌ ‌bothered‌ ‌me‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌long‌ ‌time.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌an‌ ‌important‌ ‌question.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌a‌ ‌topic‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌and‌ ‌will‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌discuss‌ ‌on‌ ‌‌Venus‌ ‌Rising‌.‌ ‌ ‌  ‌In‌ ‌fact,‌ ‌during‌ ‌a‌ ‌recent‌ ‌interview‌ ‌with‌ ‌Valerie‌ ‌Landis,‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌presented‌ ‌with‌ ‌three‌ ‌different‌ ‌studies‌ ‌that‌ ‌supposedly‌ ‌conclude‌ ‌that‌ ‌no,‌ ‌there‌ […]

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She’s My Mother; She’s My Father

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If you’ve seen the 1974 movie “Chinatown,” you may recall that great scene, where the detective, Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), confronts Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) about the identity of the woman he believes is Evelyn’s father’s mistress. It is a famous scene with Jake shouting at Evelyn, “who is she” with Evelyn responding, “She’s my daughter.” Gittes […]

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Life Beyond Failed Fertility

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You will not want to miss this week’s episode of Venus Rising, as Kallie sits down with award winning author and writer Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos for a frank discussion on a painful topic: infertility.  Pamela’s book  Silent Sorority, became the first account of reconciling infertility that was not written by a mother. With raw honesty Pamela drew from her […]

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Connecting the Dots Between Surrogacy, Porn, Prostitution, and Female Erasure

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This week on Venus Rising, Kallie sits down with Isabella Malbin, founder of Whose Body Is It?   Isabella is a self-described radical birth keeper, hypnotist, and radical feminist. In 2020, she was kicked out of a fertility awareness teacher training program for using the words “woman” and “mother,” which were deemed “trans-exclusionary.” Since then, she’s […]

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CBC February News

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Can you believe it’s already time to make preparations for our annual Paul Ramsey Award dinner and fundraiser? We hope you are as excited as we are. Last year at this time we were sending the unfortunate news that we were cancelling our 20th Anniversary Paul Ramsey Award Dinner due to the Covid-19 pandemic. First, […]

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Men Now Want Access to Uterine Transplants

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It isn’t good enough that men want to compete in woman’s sports and invade women’s spaces, rendering sex-based protections null and void. Now, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published the findings from the largest study on its kind, “Perceptions and Motivations for Uterus Transplant in Transgender Women.” This study looked at reproductive aspirations of transgender women (biological males). […]

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