The Center for Bioethics and Culture

This Week in Bioethics

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1. Science in Secret The mission of the CBC is to educate and inform on ethical issues related to healthcare, biomedical research, and biotechnology, so it was very disturbing to read that scientists attending “a meeting to talk about research into synthesizing a human genome were allegedly given a broad-gag order prohibiting them from even […]

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On Louisiana House Bill 1102

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Note: The following letter is being sent on Monday, May 16, 2016, to all members of the Louisiana State Senate Louisiana State Senate P.O. Box 94183 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 Dear Members of the Louisiana State Senate, I am writing to urge you to oppose House Bill 1102. For more than a decade I have written, […]

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Breaking: Europe Moves to Defend Women

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill O’Reilly212-396-9117 San Francisco–March 15…As the American media continues to obsess over New York businessman Donald Trump, to the exclusion of all else, Europe today moved to protect women from the fastest-growing form of exploitation in the 21st Century, the ravenous commercial surrogacy industry, the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network […]

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Merch Madness

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You are Cordially Invited

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The Board of Directors of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network cordially invites you to   The Thirteenth Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner honoring Brent Waters, D.Phil.2016 Paul Ramsey Award Recipient   at Diablo Country ClubDiablo, CA on Saturday, April 16, 2016Reception at 5:30 pm / Dinner at 6:30 pm   RSVP by March […]

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Jennifer Lahl’s Family Day Remarks

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As prepared for deliveryItalian translation below I bring you greetings from California the reproductive tourism capital of the world, where Elton John and his partner David Furnish came, not once, but twice to buy their children. They paid women and exploited them for their eggs. They paid women and exploited them for their uteruses. The literally bought […]

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We Won’t Slow Down

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For anyone that follows our work at the CBC, you know we refuse to slow down—there’s too much at stake! That’s why CBC President Jennifer Lahl will be clocking 15,000 air miles over the next week. As we write, she is in Austin for meetings related to stopping the spread of surrogacy in Texas. From […]

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Paul Ramsey Award Winner 2016

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The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network and the Paul Ramsey Award Nominating Committee are pleased to announce Brent Waters, D.Phil., as the recipient of the 2016 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Dr. Waters is the Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics, and Director of the Jerre L. and […]

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Statement from CBC President Jennifer Lahl on Melissa Cook’s Landmark Surrogacy Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117 San Francisco–January 5, 2016 . . . Melissa Cook, a 47-year-old surrogate mother, garnered international attention when she refused to abort one of three fetuses she was carrying for a Georgia man, even though the intended father threatened to financially ruin her. Now, she has filed suit claiming […]

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2016 Challenge

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UPDATE: You. Did. It. Thank you, thank you!!! You pushed us through to meet our matching challenge goal of $100,000. 2016 is off to a great start thanks to all who gave and shared and helped. Thank you and Happy New Year! We’ve received a generous matching gift of $100,000, which means that any gift […]

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Merry Christmas

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During this time of giving, we are so very thankful for all that we’ve received—support and goodwill from old friends, an influx of new friends we’ve met in person and online this year, and the knowledge that a growing community of caring people are invested in a truly human future. It is our privilege to […]

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Faces of Surrogacy

Have you seen this yet? It’s an amazing education on the 5 faces of surrogacy in 7 minutes. Please watch and share. Amazing education on 5 faces of surrogacy in 7 minutes–worth the watch: Posted by The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network on Tuesday, December 1, 2015   Thousands have been reached on the […]

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Paid Surrogacy to be Declared “Human Trafficking” — in Cambodia

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Bill O’Reilly212-396-9117 Cambodia Moves to Classify Commercial Surrogacy as “Human Trafficking” while U.S. Does Nothing to Protect Women and Children San Francisco–Nov. 13 . . . Cambodia is joining the growing international movement to protect low-income women and children from the commercial surrogacy industry by planning to formally classify the practice as […]

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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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Open Letter to Idaho Attorney General

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The Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden State of Idaho, Office of the Attorney General 700 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 210 P.O. Box 83720 Boise, Idaho 83720-0010 Dear Attorney General Wasden: I am writing to you following the tragic deaths of three Idaho residents who died on October 8, 2015 at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in […]

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Center for Bioethics and Culture Network Calls on Idaho Attorney General to Investigate Surrogacy Deaths

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Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117 Bill@NovemberTeam.com For Immediate Release “Multi-billion dollar commercial baby industry needs to answer questions” San Francisco–Nov. 6…The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBCN) today called upon Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to look into the death of a paid Idaho surrogate mother who died in October, along with twins, just days […]

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Huge Step Forward for Exploited Women…In India. Still Open Season on Poor American Moms

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill O’Reilly 212-396-9117 Statement by Jennifer Lahl President, Center for Bioethics and Culture Network On Ban of Surrogacy Tourism in India October 29, 2015 “Who would have thought that the government of India would act before the U.S. government to protect its low income women from exploitative surrogacy tourism? But that’s […]

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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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