June 2010

Are You My Mother?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director In 2006 approximately 17,000 artificial reproductive in vitro cycles were performed in the United States using donated eggs, and that number is on the rise. The majority of these cycles were performed using anonymous egg donors, who by contract sign away their right to know if their eggs went […]

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Presumptuous Consent

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director Since organ donation became the recommended treatment of choice for many patients with end-stage organ failure, the controversy over the number of available organs for transplant and the solutions to addressing the shortage of much needed organs for those on waiting lists has been an on-going discussion. Proposed solutions […]

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Presumptuous Consent

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director Since organ donation became the recommended treatment of choice for many patients with end-stage organ failure, the controversy over the number of available organs for transplant and the solutions to addressing the shortage of much needed organs for those on waiting lists has been an on-going discussion. Proposed solutions […]

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Pitching the New Transhumanism Religion in the NYT

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Apparently some of the richest people in Silicon Valley have caught the transhumanism bug–Google types, no less. An extensive article in Sunday’s New York Times’ business section tells the story. From. “Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday:” On a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the […]

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Assisted Suicide: CT Judge Dismissed Attempt to Legalize by Redefinition

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Compassion and Choices backed a lawsuit in Connecticut to legalize assisted suicide by redefining the term to “aid in dying” when committed by doctors at the request of terminally ill patients. No go. From the story: A Superior Court judge has rejected a request from […]

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Regulate Synthetic Life Science While the Horse is Still in the Barn

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The media was all atwitter a few weeks ago when scientists announced that they had created synthetic life. Technically, that isn’t true—if by synthetic life one means creating life out of non life. Rather, scientists took a living bacterium, removed its genetic content, and replaced […]

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Regulate Synthetic Life Science While the Horse is Still in the Barn

The media was all atwitter a few weeks ago when scientists announced that they had created synthetic life. Technically, that isn’t true—if by synthetic life one means creating life out of non life. Rather, scientists took a living bacterium, removed its genetic content, and replaced it with a manufactured genome of a different species. The […]

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IVF Abuse Illustrates Urgent Need For Developing Culture of Self Restraint

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC We are quickly becoming an entitlement culture that increasingly refuses to set self limits and presumes the right to harness technology to get us what we want–no matter how destructive to others and to the overall culture. Nothing epitomizes this anything goes, me-me/I-I mentality than […]

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Legalizing Euthanasia in Belgium Unleashes Nurses to Do Doctor-Ordered Non Voluntary Killing

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Belgium has followed the Netherlands in jumping off a vertical moral cliff by embracing legalized euthanasia. The awful consequences that I predicted are now coming to pass; a steady increase in the number of cases, inadequate reporting, and a large percentage of non voluntary euthanasia […]

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Be a Part of CBC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Dear Friends, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the CBC! We are preparing for some special projects and events throughout the year to commemorate this exciting milestone, and we need your help now more than ever. We will be holding a party and silent auction on September 25, 2010, with very special CBC guests present […]

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Be a Part of CBC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Dear Friends, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the CBC! We are preparing for some special projects and events throughout the year to commemorate this exciting milestone, and we need your help now more than ever. Continue Reading at CBC-Network.org . . .

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“Assisted Suicide: Why Now?”

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Legatus Magazine asked me to write a piece on the recent successes in assisted suicide advocacy. I said yes, I wrote, and it is now out. I begin with a brief recitation of the history of modern assisted suicide advocacy, starting with the failed attempt […]

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Adult Stem Cells Build Trachea

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Those superior embryonic stem cells are not yet in any human trials, but the adult stem cell successes in humans just keep chugging along. A child has now had his own bone marrow stem cells used to help transplant a new trachea. From the story: […]

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Corrupting Science in Law and Politics: Korean Court Rules Embryo is Not A Life Form

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Science capabilities are taking us into ethical conflicts because we are at the place where the most helpless human beings are being coveted for use as objects to be exploited like any other natural recourse. Adding insult to injury, many justify this approach by resorting […]

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