‘Cuties’ Exposes the Rot in Our Culture

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on September 17, 2020

I wasn’t planning on watching the new Netflix movie, “Cuties,” but as I write and speak a lot about the best interests and rights of children, given all the controversy around this film, I thought I should comment. In order to comment more fully, that sadly required me to watch the hour and a half […]

New Project in the Works!

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on September 16, 2020

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 […]

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

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

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”

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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Surrogacy- How Not to Treat Women

Surrogacy is a worldwide trade that is impossible to regulate. It is child trafficking with strong links to prostitution. It is woman farming. WE OBJECT! Join us Sunday 9th August at 3pm (UK time) for a dynamic and informative webinar at this link. With Jennifer Lahl and Gary Powell of Stop Surrogacy Now plus Laila […]

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The Untold Harms of Surrogacy

I have lost count of the number of celebrities hiring women to gestate their babies. Elton John and David Furnish set the trend ten years ago and the list just keeps growing: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West; Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen; Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. More recently, Andy Cohen […]

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New Documentary and Other CBC News

This year will go down in the history books as the year when a global pandemic literally stopped the world in its tracks. Here at the CBC, we have had to learn a new way to work.  Can we all say Zoom?   This year will go down in the history books as the year when […]

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Tearing Human Biology Apart

I read with great interest a recent study done on the difference between men and women’s attitudes on the use of robots, specifically sex robots and robots for platonic love relationships. I was not surprised by their findings, but first, let me say a few things about the work of the CBC as it pertains […]

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The Risks of Egg Donation

The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion-dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young women all over the world are solicited by ads—via college campus bulletin boards, social media, online classifieds—offering up to $100,000 for their “donated” eggs, to “help make someone’s dream come true.” But who is […]

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The Gross Advertisement Deception of #BigFertility

A few months ago, I was sitting at my sister’s kitchen table working on a power point presentation concerning the gross advertisement deception in egg donation. My brother-in-law had just come home from work and became interested in what I was working on. His eyes widened as I showed him advertisements meant to attract and […]

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Important Announcement from the CBC

For Immediate Release June 9, 2020 The Center for Bioethics and Culture is excited and pleased to announce that Kallie Fell has accepted the position of Executive Director.  Ms. Fell began with The CBC in a volunteer capacity in 2017. In 2019 she took over the position of Research Assistant, focusing heavily on our work […]

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Babies for Sale

by Jennifer Lahl, as published in First Things on May 22, 2020 The New York State Legislature has legalized commercial gestational surrogacy—the contractual renting of wombs and the buying and selling of newborn babies. This was done at the insistence of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who did not let the crisis of coronavirus go to waste. He […]

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UK Taxpayers Must Pay for Surrogacy

April 1st this year made April fools of those British people who believe something that is criminal in the UK should not be facilitated and encouraged abroad by the courts’ award of public monies. It was the day on which the UK Supreme Court told British taxpayers that, in future, our cherished and cash-strapped state […]

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Cancer Claimed My Daughter After Egg Donation

Jennifer Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Pain Management. She is the author of 15 books and has published numerous articles in professional journals. Not only is Jennifer impressive academically, but she is also a loving mother. This is the intersection where the CBC and Dr. Schneider meets. […]

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In Memory of Lost Moms

Mother’s Day is a special time to pay tribute to that beautiful soul that gives life. I am blessed to have three strong mothers in my life: the beautiful woman that gave birth to me, my fierce and fiery sister (whom often acts as my second mother), and my sweet mother-in-love. All three of these […]

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Remembering Lost Mothers

In January we reported about the tragic death of Michelle Reaves. In light of both Mother’s Day and New York’s new surrogacy bill, we want to retell her story. Michelle, described as a “beautiful soul”, was a wife and mother of two small children who lived in San Diego, California. Michelle was pregnant, as a […]

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