The Center for Bioethics and Culture

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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Guest Post: On the Collaborative Reproduction Act of 2013

by Dr. Russell D. Moore The Council of the District of Columbia intends to pass a bill called the Collaborative Reproduction Act of 2013, which would amend Title 16 of the District of Columbia Official Code to make it easier for families to contract with women as surrogate mothers. While intended as a compassionate response […]

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Egg Selling Bad for Women

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AB 926 in California would permit Big Biotech to buy eggs from poor women to conduct human cloning and other experiments — potentially increasing the frequency of a practice commonly used in IVF that generally targets beautiful and brilliant college women. (New York already permits egg buying by biotech, resulting in the manufacture of the […]

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It’s Promise Breaking Time

In California, a bill that would allow researchers to pay women for their eggs is currently on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his signature or veto. At the CBC we have been very busy, working to make the very real risks of the egg retrieval process known so that both lawmakers and the public are fully […]

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Jennifer Lahl Interviewed on CA Bill That Would Allow Women to Sell Eggs for Research

Women in California will be able to sell their human eggs for research if Governor Jerry Brown signs a controversial bill that removes a ban on the sale of human eggs…

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No Stem Cell or Human Patenting!

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I never understood why patents were ever allowed for embryonic stem cells. They are not human inventions. They — like genes — are naturally occurring. Accordingly, the European courts have rejected stem cell patents. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected gene patents. Now, challenges are underway against U.S. patents of embryonic stem cells. From the […]

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The Surrogacy Parenting Agreement Act of 2013

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The Surrogacy Parenting Agreement Act of 2013 is currently under consideration in the District of Columbia. On Thursday, June 20, 2013, Kathleen Sloan, CBC’s special consultant, along with Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture, testified against it, arguing that it is an open door to exploitation of women. Kathleen described the […]

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Eggsploitation to Screen at ‘Feminist Flicks’ at 2013 National Organization for Women (NOW) Conference!

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As CBC president Jennifer Lahl and CBC consultant Kathleen Sloan (who serves on the national board of directors of NOW) continue their ground-breaking work in the area of third-party reproductive technology, we are happy to announce that Eggsploitation will be screened at the annual NOW conference in July in Chicago. Lahl and Sloan have been […]

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Coming Swiss Suicide Right for the Healthy?

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Society’s acceptance of assisted suicide’s ideology eventually will lead, I predict, to a right to help being made dead for any adult with more than a transitory desire to die — and for any reason. After all, assisted suicide ideology couples radical personal autonomy and total body ownership with a view that killing is an […]

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What the CBC Means to Me

Dear Friend of the CBC, As you may know, I serve as chair of the board of directors of The CBC. During the day I practice general surgery in Manhattan . . . Kansas. We call ourselves the Little Apple. We even have a ball drop on New Year’s Eve. I have had the honor […]

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Human Cloning Obfuscation 4

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The Los Angeles Times has waded in to the junk biology game, assuring us that no embryos are threatened in human cloning — WHEN THE WHOLE POINT OF HUMAN CLONING IS TO CREATE AN EMBRYO! From the editorial, “The Specter of Human Cloning:” The team at OHSU, which disclosed its work in a paper published […]

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Human Cloning Obfuscation 3

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I now see that the old dishonest game is well afoot: Biotech types and media pretending that human cloning isn’t really human cloning unless a baby is born. The cloning breakthrough is instead being spun as skin cells into stem cells! As if it were induced pluripotent stem cells, which really do turn skin into […]

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Press Release: New Research Exploits Women and Commodifies Human Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN RAMON, Calif. (May 15, 2013) – The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC) strongly decries the practice of deriving human embryonic stem cells through cloning because it exploits women for their eggs, it commodifies human life, and it is unnecessary. In the June 6, 2013, issue of the scientific journal Cell, […]

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An Open Letter RE: Louisiana SB 162 (Provides for Surrogacy Contracts)

May 8, 2013 Members of the Louisiana House of Representatives: We are writing to urge your rejection of SB 162, a bill that would allow commercial surrogacy or contract pregnancy in Louisiana. The inevitable consequence of this legislation is that it turns women into exploitable commodities through financial inducement that targets young healthy women. SB […]

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