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Who’s Allowed in the Public Square? And who Gets to Decide?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President Despite all our society’s talk of civility these days, it seems the public square is only becoming more of a lion’s den. And people of a certain stripe are being excluded or marginalized purely on the basis of their religious beliefs. Case in point: Recently, I was invited to speak […]

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Call For Nominations: The 9th Annual Paul Ramsey Award

Reminder: Nominations Close October 31 The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network invites you to nominate the 2012 Paul Ramsey Award winner. Save the Date Paul Ramsey Award Dinner March 23, 2012 6:30 pm Lakeside Olympic Club Skyline Boulevard San Francisco, CA Reserve a Seat or Table The Paul Ramsey Award honors those who have […]

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Babies for Sale, Buyers Beware

Infertility can bring much heartache to couples desperately wanting a baby. Sadly, desperation opens the door for exploitation. Recently, two high-profile surrogacy attorneys, Theresa Erickson and Hilary Neiman, were caught exploiting surrogates, stealing from California taxpayers, and, most horrifically, selling babies. By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President It had already been a bad week for the […]

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Kickstart Anonymous Father’s Day

Next month, (July 15th to be exact) we have the amazing opportunity to be in Chicago, speaking at a conference, where two people we need to interview for our new documentary film, Anonymous Father’s Day, will be. It makes total sense to hire a film crew to shoot these two interviews in Chicago—talk about budget […]

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Happy Anonymous Father’s Day

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President A landmark victory has just been won in Pratten v. British Columbia, a case that will undoubtedly set a significant legal precedent. On May 19, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled against the practice of anonymous sperm (and egg) donation, instead arguing in favor of donor-conceived children and their […]

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Market Competition Collision: Eggs Needed for Research

Another in our series of interviews of women who have come forward with their stories since the release of Eggsploitation. This story is unique in that the woman was asked first to sell her eggs to help make a baby, then the agency asked her to consider selling her eggs for embryonic stem cell research. […]

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A Near Death Experience

Dear Friend,           “I don’t want others to experience what I went through. It felt like I was fighting a cancer that no one knew about and I felt so ALONE in this world.”           “You can possibly die from this and it’s not a joke, or worth $5K or any amount of money. Losing your life […]

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Take a Front Row Seat on the Future

Now ten years into the twenty-first century, fifty years after the birth of bioethics, the world faces unprecedented technological change. Staggering developments in biotechnology offer increasingly greater control over discomfort, disease, death—and over ourselves. You are familiar with these advances. You encounter them daily. In the paper, on the internet—it’s not just news from a […]

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Take a Front Row Seat on the Future

Now ten years into the twenty-first century, fifty years after the birth of bioethics, the world faces unprecedented technological change. Staggering developments in biotechnology offer increasingly greater control over discomfort, disease, death—and over ourselves. You are familiar with these advances. You encounter them daily. In the paper, on the internet—it’s not just news from a […]

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2011 Paul Ramsey Dinner

We would like to thank all who attended the 2011 Paul Ramsey Award Dinner on Friday, March 25. Below are a few photographs from the evening, and more are posted on our facebook page. We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Lakeside Olympic Club in San Francisco. CBC Special Consultant Wesley Smith served as master […]

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Egg Donor Interview: Linda* in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lahl, CBC President—and Executive Producer, Director, and Writer of Eggsploitation—recently interviewed Linda about her egg donation experience. Lahl: You told me you saw the ad on Craigslist’s posting by the fertility center, looking for Asian egg donors. What made you answer this ad? Linda: I thought I fit the description very well: Great grades, […]

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Baby Breeding 101: Business Busted

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President There seems to be no end to the filthy bottom of the reproductive tourist trafficking industry. This story just broke, covering the bust up of a baby breeding surrogacy ring. Fourteen Vietnamese women had their passports confiscated and were being held in two houses while they gestated babies which were […]

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The Infertility Industry’s Dirty Little Secret . . .

. . . Not So Secret Anymore We continue to be encouraged by the interest Eggsploitation is generating and the feedback it’s receiving. It is an Official Selection of the 2011 California Independent Film Festival and has been nominated for Best Documentary in their Slate Awards. Rebecca Hagelin penned an op-ed in The Washington Times […]

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The Infertility Industry’s Dirty Little Secret . . .

. . . Not So Secret Anymore We continue to be encouraged by the interest Eggsploitation is generating and the feedback it’s receiving. It is an Official Selection of the 2011 California Independent Film Festival and has been nominated for Best Documentary in their Slate Awards.Rebecca Hagelin penned an op-ed in The Washington Times calling […]

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Outsourcing Pregnancy: Just Another Job?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President As millions around the world celebrated the birth of Jesus, Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, issued a press release announcing the birth of their baby boy, born on Christmas Day. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, a healthy baby, was born through modern, assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Using an anonymous […]

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CBC 2010 Winners and Losers

WINNERS: Dr. Leon Kass: Recipient of the CBC’s 2010 Paul Ramsey award. Dr. William Hurlbut, who serves on the Paul Ramsey nominating committee said, “Leon Kass is an extraordinarily constructive and courageous voice in bioethics—a treasure to our civilization. He is the intellectual epicenter of American bioethics.” The Dickey-Wicker Amendment: Enacted during the Clinton administration […]

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Ten Years and Building

As 2010 comes to a close, I am so grateful for everyone who has given generously to enable our work over the past ten years. In April, I posted my top-ten memories of the CBC’s first 10 years, as well as a full report, Ten Years of Building a Human Future. Please take a few […]

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What People Are Saying About The CBC

Below are a few of the endorsements we have been privileged to receive. Please consider making an end-of-year gift to assist our work.   “The CBC is the most constructive and effective organization in the arena of bioethics. Support of their work is a contribution to the future of our civilization.”  —  William Hurlbut, M.D.Neuroscience […]

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