surrogacy

U.S. Surrogate Mother Exploited by Spanish Couple Visiting Spain: Surrogacy is Exploitation, Practice Should Remain Illegal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media@StopSurrogacyNow.com ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** U.S. SURROGATE MOTHER EXPLOITED BY SPANISH COUPLE VISITING SPAIN SURROGACY IS EXPLOITATION, PRACTICE SHOULD REMAIN ILLEGAL LEADING INTERNATIONAL FEMINISTS ALARMED BY THE DRAMATIC SPREAD OF GESTATIONAL SURROGACY AND COMMERCIAL EGG FARMING — BUYING AND SELLING CHILDREN, WHICH IS OUTLAWED IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD — WILL HOLD […]

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Spanish Resources

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As Jennifer and I prepare to go to Spain next month we are having some of our materials translated into Spanish. Our film Breeders: A Subclass of Women? has been available with Spanish subtitles for several months now. You can watch Criadoras:¿Una clase inferior de mujeres? on Vimeo and choose Spanish or English closed captioning. […]

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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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What A Great Event!

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Our Trading on the Female Body event yesterday in New York was a terrific success. Before the event even started, we had to bring in more chairs, and we ended up with people standing in the back and sitting on the floor down the sides. Both panels did a wonderful job, and the audience was […]

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In Part True and in Part Woefully Misleading

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CBS Minnesota reports that a group of the state’s legislators has introduced a bill seeking to establish surrogacy in the laws of Minnesota. Two things particularly worth noting in this story are: The name of the bill: “Minnesota Gestational Carrier Act.” This is terribly dehumanizing of the women who act as surrogate mothers. The purpose of […]

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Women are Not for Rent, Children are Not for Sale

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On Monday I wrote about ongoing work in Minnesota to resist efforts that would enshrine surrogacy into law there, and linked to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. On Tuesday, The Star Tribune ran a piece by Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, seeking to present a fuller picture of the […]

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Leading the Opposition to Surrogacy

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Over the weekend, the Minneapolis newspaper reported on the ongoing legislative discussion of surrogacy in Minnesota. In the article they highlighted our work along side others in the state: Besides the Catholic conference, the opposition here is led by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network based in California, which produces documentaries with titles such as […]

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Save The Date: March 14 Surrogacy: Trading on the Female Body

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The Stop Surrogacy Now Campaign is hosting an event during the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW61) in New York. The event is titled “Trading on The Female Body” and will take place on March 14 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at The Benjamin Hotel. Original Signers of the Stop Surrogacy […]

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2016 Winners and Losers

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Each year at this time we look back over the past twelve months with an eye toward identifying those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future, and those who did not. Winners: Stephanie Packer is more than a winner; she really is a hero. Sitting down with her while making […]

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I was a Surrogate. I Want People to Know What’s Really Going On.

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In December of 2016, I received an email through our Stop Surrogacy Now Campaign website. The plea was simple: I recently gave birth in Greece as a surrogate. I gave birth to twins a boy and a girl. My health suffered terribly as the pregnancy and the hormone medication I was taking affected my thyroid. […]

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“Gilmore Girls’” Subtle Critique of Surrogacy

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GUEST POST by Chaney Mullins Spoiler Alert: This piece reveals several details of the four new episodes of Gilmore Girls recently released on Netflix. Gilmore Girls, about single mom Lorelai and her daughter Rory, always stood out as the paramount mother-daughter show, so it always had a lot to say about motherhood. But the Netflix […]

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Watch A Public Conversation on Surrogacy

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Julie Bindel, an original signer of the Stop Surrogacy Now statement who is a journalist, author, and human rights campaigner, traveled from her home in London to California’s San Francisco Bay Area in order to work with The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC), an organizational signer of the statement. Julie joined CBC Founder & […]

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Join Us In Person OR via Facebook LIVE

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UPDATE: Video of the event is here! Facebook video: YouTube: I hope that if you are in the Bay Area you will be able to join us in person on Friday night for a conversation on surrogacy with Julie Bindel, a renowned British expert on surrogacy (full details below). (Please get your tickets via eventbrite […]

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Did you know? California is the Reproductive Tourist Capital of the World!

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Join us for a Conversation onSurrogacy with Julie Bindel Journalist, Author, Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women Special Bay Area only Event! Friday, November 11 The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill, California Even if you cannot join us, please help us spread the word — let your friends in the Bay […]

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Public Policy and the Health of Young Mothers

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On September 13, CBC Founder and President Jennifer Lahl testified by phone before the Minnesota Legislative Committee on Surrogacy. The committee is holding a series of meetings on the issue this summer, and this meeting focused on the medical and psychological risks of surrogacy to women and children. CBC Executive Director Matthew Eppinette testified before the […]

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The Selling of Subordination: How the Female Body Is Reduced to Products

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We are looking forward to hosting the author of this piece, Julie Bindel, in the Bay Area in November. She is a London-based writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of violence against women. Bindel is a visiting researcher at Lincoln University and former assistant director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse and Gender […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Can We? Should We? Our Christopher White this week highlighted two ways in which President George W. Bush’s decision — now 15 years ago — to limit federal funding for embryo destructive stem cell research has been vindicated. First, non-embryonic (aka adult) stem cells have proven to be much more powerful and useful that […]

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Cautious Optimism Regarding Surrogacy in India

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As I mentioned in last week’s TWIB—that’s This Week in Bioethics—India has passed a new law on surrogacy. The law seeks to closely regulate the practice of surrogacy by establishing ten parameters that greatly reduce the allowable instances of the practice. Our good friend Kathy Sloan, a feminist leader, an activist, an author, and an […]

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