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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Nepal Bans Commercial Surrogacy The Supreme Court of Nepal has banned commercial surrogacy in the country—delivering a win for women and children alike. Some commentators are twisting the news saying it would negatively effect gay couples in Israel who previously relied on Nepal’s surrogacy business. As we have long held, no one—gay, straight, married, […]

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The Birds and the Bees and Children’s Literature

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When my children were younger we spent a lot of time at our local public library. We went to the weekly story time and the annual fairs, joined the summer reading programs to win prizes for books read, and spent a lot of time sitting on rugs and tiny chairs reading, reading, and reading. It’s […]

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Maggie’s Story Needs To Be Told

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A guest post by writer, speaker, and activist Melinda Tankard Reist Maggie, a ten-times egg donor in her early twenties, was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 32. It spread to her liver and bones. To hear her speak of her shame “in admitting that I willingly chose to do something that I thought I was […]

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Biological Colonialism in Nigeria

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In an article that reads more like fiction that it does news, a prominent Nigerian has expressed his support of the practice of surrogacy and his puzzlement over Nigeria’s prohibition of it. According to Reno Omokri, “Every civilized nation accepts and promotes this practice as a humane option for childless couples.” Sadly—though perhaps unsurprisingly—Mr. Omokri […]

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Who Stood Up For Maggie?

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This is a guest post by H. Rex Greene, M.D. Dr. Greene is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, and Hospice-Palliative Medicine Maggie’s Story is another cautionary tale of the scientific and ethical gray zone of “assisted reproduction.” In her early twenties, she made ten egg “donations” and received minimal compensation. At age thirty-two she […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Another International Surrogacy Arrangement Goes Awry Reuters is reporting that a Thai surrogate has changed her mind and is refusing to release the child she carried for a gay couple in the United States. The couple is claiming that the conflict is now “destroying” their lives. Stories like this are making their ways into […]

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New Documentary Exposes the Exploitation of Another Egg “Donor”

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Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), and Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014), announce the release of their new documentary short, Eggsploitation: Maggie’s Story. Eggsploitation: Maggie’s Story follows one woman’s journey of learning about “helping” others have a child they desperately […]

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U.S. Senate Bill Could Expand the Market for Third Party Reproduction

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will consider S.B. 469, a bill intended “to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.” While […]

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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/

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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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This Week in Bioethics

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One week ago today the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all fifty states. The push for “marriage equality” has now resulted in demands for “family equality.” In this special edition of This Week in Bioethics, we alert you to the top five things you need to know about the movement for “Family […]

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“Family Equality” Exploits Women as Breeders

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Dear Friend of the CBC, On Monday, I alerted you to the fact that law professor Douglas NeJaime believes that marriage equality must yield “family equality,” thanks to Justice Kennedy. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I warned that this would lead to the exploitation of women’s bodies through egg donation, and would have serious harms for […]

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Changing Minds

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Jennifer met this morning with colleagues from Japan who have been showing Eggsploitation in their country and carefully surveying audience attitudes before and after viewing the film. Above is a graphic they provided. Notice that all of the categories change as a result of watching the film. The combined “approve” categories shrink from about 30% […]

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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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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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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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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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Sperm Donation or Compensation?

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A new article in The Daily Beast announces, “Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something.” The article’s author maintains that sperm donation, while normally associated with college guys looking to make some extra beer money, is more of an altruistic practice than a commercial enterprise. To support her premise, she cites a 2012 study from […]

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