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Introduction and Orientation

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In the wake of last week’s naming of 2012’s winners and losers in the arena of bioethics, we thought it might be helpful to bring our three films to your attention. The films provide an introduction and orientation to crucial issues in bioethics and how the CBC addresses them. These films have been shown around […]

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Anonymous Fathers in Hollywood and Bollywood

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Anonymous International continues to be a theme, this time on the silver screen. Vince Vaughn is slated to play a sperm donor in a film entitled Starbuck. This is a Hollywood remake of a French-Canadian film that seems to have been a hit, earning 86% from critics and […]

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The Three Stooges Euthanasia Subplot

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC So, a pal and I go to see The Three Stooges last night: Woob! Woob! Woob! Woob! I just wanted to forget the world and revisit my long lost boyhood when my friends and I would roar at the Stooges on TV after school. 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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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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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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Eggsploitation Receives Another Endorsement

“Eggsploitation renders the medical risks of paid egg donation with care and truth in every detail and makes a thoroughly devastating case against the commodification of women and their eggs.” — Donald Landry, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine Share Tweet Stumble Share Pin

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Eggsploitation Named Best Documentary

San Ramon, CA, January 31, 2011 — Eggsploitation has been named Best Documentary in the 2011 California Independent Film Festival Slate Awards. The award was announced as part of the Gala Slate Awards Luncheon held on January 30 in Walnut Creek, CA. The 13th annual California Independent Film Festival runs from January 28 to February […]

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Eggsploitation Named Best Documentary

UPDATE: You can watch Eggsploitation on iTunes Amazon Google Play San Ramon, CA, January 31, 2011 — Eggsploitation has been named Best Documentary in the 2011 California Independent Film Festival Slate Awards. The award was announced as part of the Gala Slate Awards Luncheon held on January 30 in Walnut Creek, CA. The 13th annual […]

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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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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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Coming Attraction: Never Let Me Go

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager From the promotional materials: In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), […]

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What People Are Saying About Eggsploitation

It is a scandal that the infertility industry has gone so many years without collecting adequate safety data on the risks of multiple egg extraction. This makes informed consent impossible for the thousands of young women now undergoing so-called ‘egg donation’ procedures. Every young woman considering ‘egg donation’ as a way to generate income for […]

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Summer Movie Reviews

August has arrived, and perhaps you’re considering a night at the movies. This week we feature two reviews of films now playing in theaters. Each has bioethical implications. Share Tweet Stumble Share Pin

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Summer Movie Reviews

August has arrived, and perhaps you’re considering a night at the movies. This week we feature two reviews of films now playing in theaters. Each has bioethical implications. … Read the rest at CBC-Network.org » Share Tweet Stumble Share Pin

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New Documentary Eggsploitation Reveals the Infertility Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

For Immediate Release Film Presents the Hidden Dangers, Health Risks, and Exploitation of Young Women Through Egg Donation NEW YORK, NY/July 28, 2010 – The infertility industry has a dirty little secret that is dressed in deceptive advertising, large monetary incentives and appeals to altruism. Using these tactics, the industry targets young, vulnerable women for […]

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The Eggsploited: When Two Markets Collide

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director Louise Brown was born in the United Kingdom on July 25, 1978, the world’s first test-tube baby, conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF). Just five years later in Australia, fertility doctors used the first donor egg in an IVF procedure. Since then, IVF technologies have been accepted almost entirely […]

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