New Jersey

This Week in Bioethics #108

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1. Is Commercial Gestational Surrogacy Coming to New Jersey? New Jersey’s “gestational carrier bill,” a/k/a “rent-a-womb,” which was twice vetoed by Governor Christie, has again passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature. It is waiting on Governor Murphy’s desk for his signature or veto. Our friends at #StopSurrogacyNow unpack the situation, explaining why and […]

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This Week in Bioethics #99

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To mark the 99th issue of This Week in Bioethics I decided to make a video version to accompany the written version. Take a few minutes to watch it and let us know what you think. 1. Surrogacy Legislation Debate in New Jersey A bill that would legalize commercial surrogacy in New Jersey was advanced […]

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Clear about What is at Stake

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In recent testimony before the New Jersey Health and Human Services Committee, Dr. Matthew Suh of the New Jersey medical association succinctly described exactly what is at stake when it comes to a proposed bill entitled “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.” NorthJersey.com reports: “Let’s be clear, this is government-funded suicide,” said Dr. […]

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Sex, Lies, and Birth Certificates

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Recently in my state of California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that, beginning in 2016, will alter birth certificates in a dramatic way. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) authored Assembly Bill 1951, which amends the California Vital Records Birth Certificate law in order to “modernize” California birth certificates by allowing each parent to self-identify […]

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Disability Rights Groups Silenced in NJ PAS Debate

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Last month we alerted you to the effort underway to legalize physician assisted suicide (PAS) in New Jersey. The NJ state assembly has now successfully passed a bill in favor of the practice, though it’s unlikely to pass the senate. And if it were to reach his desk, Governor Chris Christie will almost certainly veto […]

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Victory for Women in New Jersey

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By Kathleen Sloan, Consultant to the CBC Women’s health and human rights advocates are popping champagne corks all over the country today. Legislation that would have allowed commercial surrogacy in the state of New Jersey, without protections for women who serve as surrogates and no regulation of the fertility industry, was vetoed. Virtually written by […]

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Statement on NJ Gestational Carrier Agreement Act

Statement by Kathleen SloanRegarding the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act (S1599/A2646)May 30, 2012 The worldwide use of reproductive technologies has grown exponentially in recent years. While these developments have brought benefits to many by successfully treating some types of infertility, deep regulatory divides—or their complete absence such as at the national level in the […]

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Statement on NJ Gestational Carrier Agreement Act

Statement by Kathleen SloanRegarding the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act (S1599/A2646)May 30, 2012 The worldwide use of reproductive technologies has grown exponentially in recent years. While these developments have brought benefits to many by successfully treating some types of infertility, deep regulatory divides—or their complete absence such as at the national level in the […]

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Bad for Women and Children: The New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act

Friends, While many of you we hope were enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, we here at CBC were working hard to oppose a dreadful bill facing the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act is currently under consideration in the state’s legislature (S1599/ A2646) and would authorize gestational carrier agreements in […]

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New Jersey’s New End of Life Commission: Pardon My Doubts

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC New Jersey is creating a new end of life commission to recommend public policy around end-of-life care. From the legislation: 3. The purpose of the advisory council shall be to conduct a thorough and comprehensive study of all issues that it deems appropriate for the […]

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