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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Holiday Weekend Reading and Watching

Happy New Year! Because New Year’s Day falls on Sunday this year, many will have a three day weekend, so I wanted to gather some resources you might want to read or watch, if you haven’t already. First, though, here is a quick update on our year-end fundraising efforts: we need to raise $25,000 by […]

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I was a Surrogate. I Want People to Know What’s Really Going On.

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In December of 2016, I received an email through our Stop Surrogacy Now Campaign website. The plea was simple: I recently gave birth in Greece as a surrogate. I gave birth to twins a boy and a girl. My health suffered terribly as the pregnancy and the hormone medication I was taking affected my thyroid. […]

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Can You Help Me?

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I need your help. We need to raise $21,000 between now and December 31 in order to start 2017 on a strong financial footing. See my video below for more details. If everyone who reads this makes a donation, this fundraiser will be finished in a few hours. Please consider making a gift of $5, […]

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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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Why Documentary Film?

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Telling stories through film has a profound and immediate effect on audiences, changing the way they think in a positive way. Our films, all produced on modest budgets, have each yielded an enormous impact. We’ve shown our films all over the world, and we’ve translated them into French, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish. All are available […]

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Frozen Souls

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Last week on her personal Facebook account, Jennifer posed the question, “What’s going to be the fall-out from the human social experiment of embryo donation and adoption?” A healthy discussion followed in the comments to her post. People weighed in to emphasize strong pro-life principles, cautions about lessons that should be learned from the history […]

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One Month from Today

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On January 20, 2017, the Center for Bioethics and Culture will host our third “Public Conversation” Live Event. Dr. Aaron Kheriaty will address the complex problem of depression from multiple perspectives—biological, psychological, social, and spiritual—and suggest resources for hope and healing. Kheriaty believes individuals suffering from depression, including patients facing a terminal diagnosis, should be […]

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A Populist Bioethics Commission?

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Our friend Wesley Smith makes some provocative suggestions for President-Elect Trump to establish a “populist bioethics commission.” The issue is pressing because biomedical technology is way out ahead of our policies: We are entering Brave New World territory, with potentially momentous impact on culture and the concept of family. Human cloning has, with way too […]

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You shop. Amazon gives.

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Maybe you’re like my family, trying to finish your Christmas shopping this weekend. If so, you can support The Center for Bioethics and culture by shopping at Amazon using the following link: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html You shop. Amazon gives. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to The Center for Bioethics and Culture. Thank […]

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Jennifer on Facebook Live

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Jennifer has been posting Facebook Live videos to keep all of us up to speed on the happenings at the Silicon Valley International Film Festival. You don’t have to be a Facebook member to watch the videos, though, so I’m posting them here too. And, as is often the case in our work, an urgent […]

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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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Official Selection

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We are very pleased that Eggsploitation is an Official Selection of the Silicon Valley International Film Festival 2016. This festival takes place on the campuses of several well-known tech companies this week. Today, Jennifer is at Dell’s Silicon Valley campus to show the film, and she is posting Facebook Live updates on the events there. […]

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This is Impossible

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Dear Friend, With Thanksgiving now passed, and Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we here at the CBC are taking stock of what we’ve done and looking forward to what’s coming in 2017 and beyond. One thing we know without a doubt is that the work we do would be impossible without your support! We […]

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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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