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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Board of Directors and the staff of the Center for Bioethics and Culture wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We at the CBC 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 […]

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The Selling of Subordination: How the Female Body Is Reduced to Products

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We are looking forward to hosting the author of this piece, Julie Bindel, in the Bay Area in November. She is a London-based writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of violence against women. Bindel is a visiting researcher at Lincoln University and former assistant director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse and Gender […]

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TWO of Our Films Selected for Festival

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We’ve just received some great news. Our films Maggie’s Story and Eggsploitation are BOTH Official Selections of the Silicon Valley International Film Festival. The festival will be held in December, and we are very excited to be able to participate. Thank you — we could not have made and distributed these important films without your […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. UNFPA Announces Opposition to Commercial Surrogacy The Phnom Penh Post reports that the United Nations Population Fund opposes the legalization of commercial surrogacy. This is an important development as Cambodia considers how surrogacy should be treated in the country in the wake of high-profile surrogacy scandals in Thailand, India, and Nepal. “Reproductive health, surrogacy, […]

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Maggie’s Story on Amazon

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In July of last year, we released our first documentary short film, Maggie’s Story, on the Vimeo On Demand website. Today we are very pleased to announce that Maggie’s Story is now available on Amazon. For those who are Amazon Prime members, Maggie’s Story is FREE! Others may rent the film for $2.99 or purchase […]

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Happy Birthday CBC!

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In the summer of 2000, Jennifer Lahl received the final paperwork establishing the Center for Bioethics and Culture as a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit educational organization. It has been my great privilege to work with Jennifer here at the CBC since 2009, and be a part of what she has created and built. And, of […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Dutch Doctors and Self-Starvation Our friend Wesley Smith has reviewed a document from the Dutch Medical Association that provides directions for doctors who are helping their patients commit suicide by self-starvation. Among the many deeply disturbing guidelines in the document, perhaps this is most chilling: “Older patients need not be advised against consciously choosing not […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Priorities at the VA The department of veterans affairs this week released the preliminary results of a new study on suicide among veterans. “In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up less than 9 percent of […]

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Help Jennifer Lahl Attend the Aspen Ethical Leadership Program

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Our Jennifer Lahl has been invited and accepted into The Aspen Ethical Leadership Program. This prestigious program accepts only 100 people, so it is a true honor to be one of a handful of people hearing from a list of leaders involved with healthcare and ethics. The program is run by the Aspen Center for […]

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Reminder: 30% Off Trilogy DVDs, Free Anonymous Father’s Day on YouTube

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Just a quick reminder that for the month of June we have two very special offers going: First, to celebrate the grand opening of our new Facebook shop, we are offering a sale on our Third Party Reproduction DVD Trilogy: Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, Anonymous Father’s Day, and Eggsploitation. The trilogy is regularly $49.99, but […]

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. . . for a human future

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We held our Thirteenth Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner on April 16 in Diablo, California. It was a wonderful gathering where we were able to honor the legacy of Paul Ramsey by presenting Dr. Brent Waters with the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics and by highlighting the work of our Paul Ramsey Institute. […]

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2016 Challenge

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UPDATE: You. Did. It. Thank you, thank you!!! You pushed us through to meet our matching challenge goal of $100,000. 2016 is off to a great start thanks to all who gave and shared and helped. Thank you and Happy New Year! We’ve received a generous matching gift of $100,000, which means that any gift […]

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First Full Trailer: Maggie’s Story

Our new documentary short explores one woman’s journey through egg donation . . . and its consequences… For more see http://www.cbc-network.org/maggie/ Share Tweet +1 Stumble Share Pin

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First Look: Maggie’s Story

Here’s the first trailer for our new film, Eggsploitation: Maggie’s Story. It’s a new documentary short that explores one woman’s journey through egg donation . . . and its consequences.  For more on the topic of egg donation, see our white paper on the subject and our feature-length documentary Eggsploitation: The Infertility Industry has […]

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Good News, Bad News

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I’m writing with good news and bad news. First, the good news: we have been surveying audiences who have watched Eggsploitation for several years now. The data show that overwhelmingly, before watching Eggsploitation, people are largely favorable to the practice although unfamiliar with the process of egg donation. But after watching Eggsploitation, people feel better […]

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Ball of Confusion or Ball of Disorder?

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Reading about one hand Jason makes me think of the old 1970s Temptations song, “Ball of Confusion,” which was written about the state of the world during a difficult time of war, protest, and confusion. In an article titled, “Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies,” we […]

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CBC on the Road: BEINGS15 Summit

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Earlier this week members of the CBC team attended the BEINGS15: Biotech and the Ethical Imagination summit in Atlanta, GA. The stated goal of the conference was to “gather together a distinguished faculty of thought leaders and 200 delegates from 30 countries, drawn from visionary thinkers in the sciences, engineering, policymaking and government, industry, law, […]

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Photos from the 2015 Paul Ramsey Award Dinner

The 2015 Paul Ramsey Award Dinner was a great success. Below are a few photos from the evening to give you just a taste of the event. Christopher White, our Director of Research and Education, served as emcee for the evening. Paul Ramsey Institute Scholar Dr. Gilbert Meilaender presented the 2015 Paul Ramsey Award for […]

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