Beginning of Life

The Untold Stories: I Choose Not to Buy a Child

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The desire for a child of one’s own is hardly uncommon and certainly understandable. Yet all too often all we hear are accounts of endless IVF cycles and considerations of surrogacy or conception via anonymous sperm and egg donation. It’s easy to market a story of a couple that’s desperate to conceive and after years […]

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Kansas “Life Begins at Fertilization” Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is poised to sign into law a bill declaring that life begins at fertilization. From the Reuters story: Kansas is set to enact one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation which defines life as beginning “at fertilization” and imposes a host of new regulations. Some think this could […]

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Let Science End “Tyranny of the Womb!”

Science gained tremendous regard in the last few hundred years because the knowledge thereby gained allowed us to improve the lot of the human race in ways few would have ever conceived in all of previous human history. But a hubris has crept in — the mad scientist syndrome, if you will — that sees […]

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Consumerist Reproduction

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A Canadian pundit named Kelly McParland has a good critique of how IVF has devolved procreation into consumerist reproduction. He writes in reaction to an American IVF clinic advertising sex selection, meaning that all embryos of the “wrong sex” become medical waste based on eugenic […]

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Babies without Sex

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President Last December I was invited to tape a show for Dr. Oz, which aired in January of 2012. It is hard to explain what it’s like to tape a show in front of a live audience. There are all the pragmatic realities—such as the very early wake-up call for hair […]

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Babies without Sex

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President Last December I was invited to tape a show for Dr. Oz, which aired in January of 2012. It is hard to explain what it’s like to tape a show in front of a live audience. There are all the pragmatic realities—such as the very early wake-up call for hair […]

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The New Eugenics: Selecting for Intelligence — Or, What’s Love Got to do With It, Julian Savulescu?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Eugenics is both profoundly wrong and extremely dangerous in that it divides human beings into better and worse categories, which leads to great evil; oppression, exploitation, and killing. We saw that with the first eugenics, invented by the English statistician Francis Galton, who posited a […]

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Planned Premature Birth Another Sign of Procreation as Manufacture

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Reproduction, we are now told, is a fundamental right. That sounds good. We don’t want government preventing people from having children. But under this theory, the right to reproduce has become more than just the right to have children. Women who don’t want their babies […]

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