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Jennifer Lahl at the United Nations: Stop this Global Trading on the Female Body

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Last week when I was in New York to host and moderate our Trading on the Female Body event—which was a success beyond our expectations (please be sure to watch or re-watch the video of the event on Facebook or YouTube!)—I also testified at the United Nations. The UN event was entitled “Root Causes of Trafficking in […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Surrogacy Bill in Louisiana Here we go again. After two previous attempts—thankfully vetoed by then Governor Bobby Jindal—another surrogacy bill has been introduced in the state of Louisiana. This new bill has passed the House, so we will be monitoring it closely while trying to educate the people in Louisiana of the many pitfalls […]

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Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

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Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo Governor, The State of New York State Capital Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: Please tell us it’s not true. Please tell us you’re not planning to overturn your father’s ban on the manufacturing and sale of children in New York. Your father’s Task Force on Life and the Law ruled […]

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Performance Artists Warn Against Commercial Baby Surrogacy Market Headed to New York State

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Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117 bill@NovemberTeam.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Cuomo Breaking with Father on Women’s Dignity Issue of Our Time? —— “Women Didn’t Come this Far to Be Treated Like Breeding Animals” New York–Oct. 21…New Yorkers walking past Grand Central, Penn Station, or Saks 5th Avenue Wednesday will be confronted by a dystopian site — […]

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Making Life and Taking Life, One Law at a Time

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New York State Senator Brad Hoylman has been on the CBC radar for some time now. He’s been pushing legislation to make commercial surrogacy legal in his state. He’s the direct beneficiary of the practice, which allows paying women to have babies for others. He and his partner, David Sigal, paid a woman in San […]

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Breeders in NY and DC

We had great screenings of Breeders: A Subclass of Women? in New York and DC last week. Both audiences were very engaged with the film, which made for great Q&A and discussion after the screening. Below are a few pictures that will give you just a taste of what it was like. If you weren’t […]

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Film Puts Surrogacy Under Examination As Legislation Is Debated Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Producers Of Breeders: A Subclass of Women? to Hold SpecialScreenings In New York City & Washington, D.C. PLEASANT HILL, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC), producers of the award-winning documentary, Eggsploitation (2010) and Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), announced they will host […]

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Shameful State Care of Developmentally Disabled

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The New York Times has a sickening story on how badly helpless and vulnerable people with develomental disabilities are treated in state care. (This is an issue I have seen first hand, once caring for a developmentally disabled man who was terribly abused while in […]

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