Dorothy, We’re Not in Kansas Any More

Legislative battles are heating up across the United States on the issues of surrogacy contracts and the regulation of assisted reproduction. If we are truly concerned for the welfare of women and children, we must oppose such practices.  On January 27, the Kansas State Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare conducted hearings on proposed […]

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Not Everything in Life is for Sale Nor Should it Be

Dear Friend, I know that this letter probably finds you, like all of us at the CBC, gearing up for what’s ahead this Fall. Before I get to that, though, I have BIG news. My last letter updated you on the good news that New Jersey Governor Christie and Louisiana Governor Jindal vetoed surrogacy bills. […]

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The “Chaos” Sired by Sperm Donation

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A biological father named William Marotta is resisting being held responsible for his child conceived privately — by answering a Craig’s List ad, as opposed to using a medical clinic — by artificial insemination. From the Topeka Capital Journal story: Representatives for Marotta and the Kansas Department for Children and Families recently filed motions in […]

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IVF Needs to be Regulated

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There is a paranoid article in the Topeka Capital Journal asserting that “haters” of IVF may have the practice “in the crosshairs,” not because any legislative proposals have actually been filed or proposed, but because of the new Kansas law that symbolically states that human life begins at fertilization. (Isn’t it funny how the “pro […]

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Kansas: Midwest Center for Stem Cell Therapy — No Embryonic Allowed

A bill authored by my pal Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook that would establish a stem cell center in Kansas — no embryonic research allowed — has passed the Kansas Senate. From the legislative summary: The bill would state that all funds and facilities of the Center must be dedicated to treatments and research with adult, […]

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