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Update: We Will Be Rescheduling This Event — Please Join Us for a Public Conversation on Depression, Hope, and Healing

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, we will not be holding this event on January 20. We are working to reschedule it. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels. Thank you. The Center for Bioethics and Culture presents our third "Public Conversation" Live Event, with Dr. Aaron Kheriaty. Please join us on Friday, January 20! And pass this along […]

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Happy New Year

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As we close out 2016 and look forward to 2017, it’s not too late to give a gift of support. All that we’ve been able to accomplish in 2016 (and since our founding in 2000) is because of individuals and foundations who have given generously and faithfully. Please remember The Center for Bioethics and Culture […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Board of Directors and Staffof the Center for Bioethics and Culture! During this time of giving, we are 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 […]

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We Need Your Help!

We need to raise $25,000 between now and December 31 in order to start 2017 on a strong financial footing. If everyone who watches the video below or reads this post made a donation, this fundraiser would be finished in a few hours. Please consider making a gift of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or […]

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Save the Date: A Public Conversation on Depression, Hope, and Healing

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The Center for Bioethics and Culture presents our third “Public Conversation” Live Event, with Dr. Aaron Kheriaty. Please save the date (January 20) and pass this along to others interested in this important conversation.  Our last event has received over 3K views at Facebook Live and YouTube. This January event will just as impactful. Please join us online or in person. Friday, January 20th, […]

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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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#GivingTuesday for our Shared Human Future

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On this #GivingTuesday our Executive Director, Matthew Eppinette, has launched a Facebook fundraiser to support our work. He highlights our filmmaking work, which is funded by the generosity of those who give to The Center for Bioethics and Culture. As you consider where you might contribute on #GivingTuesday, we humbly ask that you consider supporting […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Board of Directors and the staff of the Center for Bioethics and Culture wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We at the CBC have much for which to give thanks. We are thankful for your faithful commitment to our work. We are humbled by and grateful for your ongoing support and encouragement. You make our […]

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Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare Launches

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We at the CBC are excited to be a member of the just launched Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare, a diverse coalition of doctors, nurses, advocates for persons with disabilities, medical ethicists, elder-care workers, and others committed to ensuring real care throughout life’s journey. Healthcare should always involve the best possible care options for every […]

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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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Renowned British Expert on Surrogacy Speaking in the Bay Area

Join us for a Conversation on Surrogacy 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 […]

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Jennifer Lahl Live from Spain

This week Jennifer Lahl is traveling in Europe, speaking and showing our films to audiences there. She’s just posted a Facebook Live update from Spain, which you can watch below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or twitter if you’re not already! Share Tweet +1 Stumble Share Pin

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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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New Documentary Reveals Effects of Assisted Suicide Legalization on Those Who Want to Live

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  San Francisco, CA / October 17, 2016 — Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014), and Maggie’s Story (2015) announce the release of their new documentary short film, Compassion and Choice DENIED. Compassion […]

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A Public Conversation: Friday, November 11

The Center for Bioethics and Culture and @Sea Events present … A Public Conversation with Julie Bindel Journalist, Author, and Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women Friday November 11 The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill CA $10 in advance at Eventbrite.com $15 at the door 7:00 pm Doors Open, Refreshments. 7:30 […]

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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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People, Real Flesh and Blood Persons

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Remarks by Brent Waters, D.Phil. at theThirteenth Annual Paul Ramsey Award DinnerApril 16, 2016 Thank you, Gil, for that kind introduction, and thank you Jennifer and the members of the selection committee. When I learned that I had been selected to receive the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics, I was both gratified and […]

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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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