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Two weeks from now, we will be showing Breeders at the Roxie Theater, right in the heart of San Francisco. Jennifer Lahl (director, writer, and producer) and Cameron Shaw (cinematographer) will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening. As you already know, we’re used to going into diverse audiences and places to screen […]

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Breeders Screenings

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To view the latest, most up to date screening schedule go to http://breeders.cbc-network.org/?page_id=84

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Our New Film

$16.99+S&HDVDs Now Shipping Pleasant Hill, CA/January 13, 2014 — Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010) and Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), announce the release of their new documentary, Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014). Women renting their wombs and giving birth to children for immediate delivery to […]

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Breeders Teaser Trailer

Breeders Teaser Trailer from CBC Network on Vimeo. About Breeders: A Subclass of Women? Surrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century—celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families. What is the impact […]

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Support a Human Future

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It’s not too late to give a gift of support before the clock strikes midnight. In 2013, the CBC accomplished a lot of things (see below!). They wouldn’t have become reality without your help. Please remember us in your year-end giving. Updated, expanded, and released a new version of Eggsploitation. Began and have almost finished […]

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Merry Christmas

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During this time of giving, we are thankful for what we’ve received—support and goodwill from old friends, an influx of new friends who found us on Facebook this year, and the knowledge that a growing community of caring people are invested in a pro-woman, pro-child, and pro-human world. It is our privilege to work with […]

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Announcing the 2014 Paul Ramsey Award Recipient

December 11, 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA — The Center for Bioethics and Culture and the Paul Ramsey Award Nominating Committee are pleased to announce Daniel P. Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2014 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Dr. Sulmasy is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Center for Bioethics and Culture would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. We at the CBC have much to give thanks for. First, we are thankful for your faithful commitment to our work. We are humbled by and grateful for your support. You […]

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California Prisons Coerced Women Into Sterilization

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By Kathleen Sloan, Consultant to the CBC If you thought that the days of eugenics were ancient history, you would be terribly mistaken. The Center for Investigative Reporting has revealed that between 2006 and 2010, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation coercively sterilized approximately 150 women. In violation of prison rules, tubal ligations were […]

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Eggsploitation Now Updated and Expanded

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Our award-winning documentary film Eggsploitation has been so successful. Since we first released it, many more women have come forward with their stories of being harmed. The industry stakeholders have pushed back hard on our work, continuing to claim their work is safe and that instances of harm are rare. Lawmakers have been slow to […]

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Call For Nominations: The 2014 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network invites you to nominate the 2014 Paul Ramsey Award winner. The Paul Ramsey Award honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to the discussion of bioethics and who are actively engaged in society, facing the challenges of the 21st century, profoundly defending the dignity of humankind, and […]

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Surrogacy is Having a Moment

As you may have heard, Jimmy Fallon, who is slated to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2014, recently had a baby via surrogacy. When a celebrity uses a surrogate, it tends to make headlines. But as NBC reports, “More couples, and not just celebrities, are turning to surrogacy.” Surrogacy, however, is not […]

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Thirty-One Countries

In less than a week, people from 31 countries have clicked through to check out Anonymous Father’s Day on demand at Vimeo. Have you? Why not?

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Big Announcement: Watch Anonymous Father’s Day Online

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We are pleased to report that after much research and work, Anonymous Father’s Day is now available to watch online. We have set the price at only $1.99 so that as many people as possible can see this important film. Please share this film with your friends—tell everyone you know, and ask them to tell […]

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Governor Brown Does the Right Thing for Women in California

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pleasant Hill, Calif. (August 14, 2013) — We applaud California Governor Jerry Brown for his leadership in vetoing AB 926 yesterday. This bill would have allowed women in California to be paid to sell their eggs for scientific research. Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC), who testified […]

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UK Court Refuses to Impose Legal Euthanasia

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A UK Court of Appeals has refused to impose legalized euthanasia on the country. From the AP story: British appeals court upheld a law against euthanasia in rejecting appeals from two severely disabled men who argued that doctors should be allowed to legally kill them. The two men – one of whom died of pneumonia […]

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No, Society Should Not Allow “3-Parent” IVF

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The UK rubber stamp Embryo Authority — which for example allowed human cloning experiments with animal eggs — is on the verge of permitting the manufacture of three-parent embryos. The process is done by taking the nucleus out of the egg of one woman, putting it into the enucleated egg of another woman, and then […]

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Legislated Advance Directives to Live Could Be Ignored

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Politico is reporting that the proposal to explicitly pay doctors for end-of-life care discussions with patients has again been put in the Congressional hopper. Some called this a “death panel” aspect of Obamacare, as a consequence of which, it never made it into law. As I noted back then, that wasn’t true. The potential death […]

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