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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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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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