The Center for Bioethics and Culture

Who Stood Up For Maggie?

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This is a guest post by H. Rex Greene, M.D. Dr. Greene is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, and Hospice-Palliative Medicine Maggie’s Story is another cautionary tale of the scientific and ethical gray zone of “assisted reproduction.” In her early twenties, she made ten egg “donations” and received minimal compensation. At age thirty-two she […]

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New Documentary Exposes the Exploitation of Another Egg “Donor”

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Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), and Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014), announce the release of their new documentary short, Eggsploitation: Maggie’s Story. Eggsploitation: Maggie’s Story follows one woman’s journey of learning about “helping” others have a child they desperately […]

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Stop Surrogacy Now Launches

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Media Contact: media@stopsurrogacynow.com We are Part of A Worldwide Coalition to End Surrogacy and the Exploitation of Women and Children San Francisco, CA/May 11, 2015 — Stop Surrogacy Now launches today. Stop Surrogacy Now brings together a worldwide, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse group opposed to the exploitation of women and the human trafficking of […]

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Coming Soon

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If it seems a little quiet around here this week it’s because we’re working behind the scenes on something big for next week. Here’s a hint on how big: “…more than 100 individuals and 16 organizations from 18 countries…” ‪#‎StayTuned‬ ‪#‎WatchThisSpace‬

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Paul Ramsey Institute Applications Due April 3

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Applying for our Paul Ramsey Institute? Don’t forget that the deadline is this Friday, April 3rd!

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You are Cordially Invited

The Board of Directors of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network cordially invites you to   The Twelfth Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner honoring John F. Kilner, PhD2015 Paul Ramsey Award Recipient   Special Interview With Jessica KernFeatured in our Breeders: A Subclass of Women?   at Diablo Country ClubDiablo, CA on Saturday, April […]

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Save the Date

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:00 PM 12th Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner Diablo Country Club Diablo, CA Contact info@cbc-network.org for information Formal invitation to follow Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact info@cbc-network.org.

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2014 Has Been A Great Year. 2015 Will Be Even Better, With Your Help

Like almost all non-profit organizations, the end of the calendar year is very important for us financially. We simply could not do the work we do without your generous contributions. Thank you! Below are links to more information on the successes of 2014 and our plans for 2015. You make our work possible   The […]

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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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Top Ten Posts (#2) #TBT

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We’re now very close to the top of the list on our #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) countdown of the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org. This week’s entry, #2, is a first-person account of egg “donation” gone wrong. It is a powerful testimony, and not surprising that it has been viewed […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. We at the CBC have an abundance of things to give thanks for. We are thankful for your faithful commitment to our work. We're humbled by and grateful for all […]

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Paul Ramsey Award Winner

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November 19, 2014, Pleasant Hill, CA — The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network and the Paul Ramsey Award Nominating Committee are pleased to announce John F. Kilner, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2015 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Dr. Kilner is is the Franklin Forman Chair of Ethics, Professor of Bioethics […]

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What We’re Reading

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Here’s a sampling of news and opinion items the CBC staff has been reading recently. ABC Australia, “Breaking the Code: Donor-Conceived Children Search for Identity of Fathers and their Biological Heritage” When you go to see your doctor, you assume that he or she will keep an accurate record of that consultation. But that is […]

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What’s Wrong with Third Party Assisted Reproduction?

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Here is a new resource we’ve developed in order to highlight and provide references to medical and scientific literature on issues that arise in third-party reproduction. The information is divided into three sections that address: Health and psychological risks to women serving as egg vendors or surrogates Health and psychological risks to the children born […]

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Wednesday, June 18, in New York City

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Film Puts Surrogacy Under Examination As Legislation Is Debated Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Producers Of Breeders: A Subclass of Women? to Hold SpecialScreenings In New York City & Washington, D.C. PLEASANT HILL, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC), producers of the award-winning documentary, Eggsploitation (2010) and Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), announced they will host […]

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Jennifer Lahl Interviewed by Human Life Review

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Ms. Lahl discussed her film and surrogacy with Human Life Review’s John Grondelski. The last time surrogacy was in the mainstream media, Bill and Elizabeth Stern were fighting with Mary Beth Whitehead in a New Jersey court over “Baby M.” But “Baby M” is now 28 years old. Why your interest in surrogacy now? What […]

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3 Things You Can Do

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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