surrogacy

What It’s Like to be a Surrogate

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Welcome back to Season 2 of Venus Rising! This season is full of special guests and personal stories you won’t want to miss, so subscribe today! Today, Jennifer talks with Alicia Gruber. Alicia, a mom of two and military wife, has experience as a surrogate mother and also runs multiple surrogacy support groups. As you know, Venus […]

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New Project in the Works!

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Dear friends, What a rough year 2020 is proving to be! It is a contentious election year during the global Coronavirus pandemic. The long-term economic fallout will not be seen for years as businesses scramble to keep afloat and people try to eke out a living. Depression, suicide, and domestic violence are soaring as it […]

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Now Available for Viewing!

Last week the CBC hosted a dynamite (sold out) webinar featuring Swedish author and culture critic Kajsa Ekis Ekman, CBC European Special Consultant Gary Powell, and CBC President Jennifer Lahl as they discussed surrogacy’s urgent need for an international solution to protect human rights. As promised, the event’s video is now available to view. Please watch […]

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A Global Conversation On Surrogacy

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The Center for Bioethics and Culture cordially invites you to join us for A Global Conversation on Surrogacy featuring Swedish author and culture critic Kajsa Ekis Ekman, CBC European Special Consultant Gary Powell, and CBC President Jennifer Lahl, all original signers of the Stop Surrogacy Now petition. The free Zoom presentation promises to be dynamic […]

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The German government is doing nothing about the trade in children

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By Beatrix von Storch, Member of the Bundestag That the German federal government shows no interest in enforcing the current ban on surrogacy while being keen to teach lessons about the rule of law and human dignity to those whose thinking differs from its own does it no credit whatever. It has answered a question […]

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Summer Reads: “Little Fires Everywhere”

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Do you ever pick up a book that you know nothing about and just start reading?  That is what happened to me when I purchased Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  I had heard some buzz about the TV show adaptation of the book on Hulu. Then I saw some comments on Twitter about the […]

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Counting Our Blessings

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Dear friends, Every autumn as the holidays start to approach, I become acutely aware of all of the wonderful people in my life. Gratitude seems to permeate throughout the air at this time of year, and I want you to know just how incredibly grateful the CBC is for you and your support. I hope […]

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Egg Harvesting, Gene Editing, and Artificial Wombs

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New Venus Rising Episode with Wesley J. Smith Join us for a brand new episode of Venus Rising as Jennifer Lahl has the privilege to sit down with lawyer and award-winning author, Wesley J. Smith, to discuss egg harvesting, gene-editing, artificial wombs and more! Wesley Smith has authored or co-authored 14 books and hundreds of articles or opinion […]

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Watch #BigFertility with Me

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On Tuesday, October 30, I will be hosting a screening of our latest documentary film, #BigFertility, at the CBC offices. If you are in or near the Bay Area, please come and join us! We’ll have plenty of refreshments, we’ll watch the film, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A. This will be a […]

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Surrogate Motherhood Does Not Create Relationships, It Tears Them Apart

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Surrogacy does not serve human relationships. Surrogacy severs human relationships, which damages our shared human future. Karen, a friend who watches over the Facebook page for a film Jennifer Lahl and I made, “Anonymous Father’s Day,” recently posted a HuffPost Personal article titled, “I Chose To Be A Surrogate Mother. I Didn’t Know It Would Break My […]

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#BigFertility Now Available for Rent or Purchase

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Today is the day! #BigFertility: It’s All About The Money is now available, worldwide, for rent or purchase. Watch (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bigfertility) and Share (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bigfertility) We have two requests: First, please watch the film. This is an important story of how the distorted version of fertility medicine that is #BigFertility preys upon people in need, and it […]

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Newly Updated Resource

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I’m really excited to share with you today a great, newly updated resource put together by our summer legal intern Lois. As you probably know from following our work, when it comes to surrogacy, the United States is a patchwork of laws. Some might describe it as a real mess. We’ve been tracking all of […]

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FREE on Amazon Prime!

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I’m pleased to announce that our award-winning film Eggsploitation is now available FREE on Amazon Prime! In fact, all of the films in our third-party reproduction trilogy are now available FREE to Amazon Prime members. This is something we’ve been working on for quite a while, and we are very glad that we can make […]

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“Myth-Busting” or Misguided? Forgetting the Baby in Surrogacy Research

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by Lois McLatchie, University of Kent, CBC Legal Intern In late 2015, a team of “myth-busting” researchers from the University of Kent collaborated with Surrogacy UK to disprove some “common misunderstandings” about Britain’s reproductive technology industry. Praising an altruistic model of the industry, the scholars hoped to present ideas for legal reform that “centre on […]

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Surrogacy Contracts: A Blight on the Human Dignity of Surrogate Mothers and the Children they Bear

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by Lois McLatchie, University of Kent, CBC Legal Intern A Review of “Surrogacy and Limitations to Freedom of Contract: Toward Being More Fully Human” by Adeline A. Allen in Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (PDF) Adeline Allen’s recent article focuses on the document at the crux of all surrogacy deals: the contract. Here, at […]

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This Week in Bioethics #117

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1. Kickstarter Update   Thank you to all those who have given to our Kickstarter campaign. We are encouraged. We are thrilled. Thank you!   As of this writing, we have hit $9,106, 72%, from 72 backers! Thank you! We are grateful for each and every gift. We are so very close to having this […]

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This Week in Bioethics #116

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1. Kickstarter Update   Thank you to all those who have given to our Kickstarter campaign. It has been so encouraging to see so many people giving to our project! We are thrilled. As of this writing, we have just hit $5,961, 47%, from 41 backers! Thank you! We are so very thankful for your […]

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This Week in Bioethics #114

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1. New Jersey Legalizes Commercial Gestational Surrogacy Sadly, NJ Gov. Murphy has signed into law S482, which authorizes gestational carrier agreements. We’ve been following this bill closely for several months. We know that many, many people worked tirelessly to oppose the bill and to encourage Gov. Murphy to veto it. This is a major disappointment. […]

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