Three Parent Embryos = Human Genetic Engineering

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Yesterday the UK’s House of Commons voted to allow the creation of three-parent embryos—a technique that would introduce the DNA of a third party in an effort to prevent mitochondrial diseases. While much of the media is referring to the process as “mitochondrial transfer,” a more accurate labeling would be human genetic engineering. And venturing […]

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Paul Ramsey Institute: Apply Now via New Website

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Dear Friend of the CBC: Today we are pleased to officially launch the website for our Paul Ramsey Institute. As many of you know, the life, work, and thought of Paul Ramsey has been essential to The Center for Bioethics and Culture since our founding. As one of the most important ethicists of the 20th […]

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This Week in Bioethics

Today we’re kicking off a new feature on our CBC website where we’ll recap some of the most important or interesting stories in the realm of bioethics. Part of our commitment at the CBC is keeping you informed about current bioethics news with dependable analysis. Thanks for joining us in promoting a more human future. […]

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Ready or Not: Here Comes 2015 in Bioethics!

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For several years, I have been the resident prophet at the CBC, and if I don’t say so myself, I have been quite prescient. But life in the prognosticating business is always a “what have you predicted for me lately,” so let’s take a look how I did for 2014. What I Got Right Affordable […]

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No One Should Have No One

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Last week while in the United Kingdom, I kept seeing the same advertisement posted throughout the London Underground: No one to say good morning to. No one to bless you when you sneeze. No one to take tea with. Or whisky, for that matter. No one on the end of the phone. No one to […]

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Is Brittany Maynard’s Husband Fighting the Wrong Battle?

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The tagline of our film Eggsploitation is “The infertility industry has a dirty little secret.” In the film we seek to expose the many facets of the market for human eggs, which very few people are aware of. These dirty little secrets include: Egg donors aren’t tracked over their lifetimes, so we have no idea […]

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A Celebration of Devastation

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The Hollywood Reporter has a story out with the provocative (clickbait?) title, “23 HOLLYWOOD MOMS WITH SAME SPERM DONOR AND ONE CRAZY VACATION.” I call it clickbait because that’s not what the article is about at all. Instead, the article is a celebration of all the uses to which reproductive technologies can be put, and […]

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Sex, Lies, and Birth Certificates

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Recently in my state of California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that, beginning in 2016, will alter birth certificates in a dramatic way. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) authored Assembly Bill 1951, which amends the California Vital Records Birth Certificate law in order to “modernize” California birth certificates by allowing each parent to self-identify […]

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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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Changing Minds

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Jennifer met this morning with colleagues from Japan who have been showing Eggsploitation in their country and carefully surveying audience attitudes before and after viewing the film. Above is a graphic they provided. Notice that all of the categories change as a result of watching the film. The combined “approve” categories shrink from about 30% […]

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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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Five Reasons to Support the CBC this Holiday Season

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The holidays provide a rare occasion for much of the world to stop, ponder, and awe at the gift of human life and the joy of the family. Indeed, it is the very reason for much of the good cheer of the season. We here at the CBC are grateful that you’re a part of […]

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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 (#1) #TBT

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We’ve arrived at 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. The number one entry is Jennifer Lahl’s review of the film My Sister’s Keeper, titled “My Sister’s Savior,” published in July 2009. As she mentions in the review, […]

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CBC Winners and Losers 2014

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Each year at this time we look back over the past twelve months with an eye toward identifying those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future, and those who did not. WINNERS At the top of our list is our hero Kathleen Sloan, who goes where many people don’t dare […]

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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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Shouldn’t They Just Be Grateful to Be Alive?

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I often hear this question when I tell someone I’ve been part of making documentary films on third-party reproduction: surrogacy, sperm donation, and egg donation. We address this in the films, but it deserves to be addressed again and again Rebecca Taylor has done just that in an article provocatively titled, “Shut Up, and Be […]

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William E. May, Rest in Peace

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The CBC mourns the passing of William E. May who died this past Saturday on December 13, 2014. May was the emeritus Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, where he taught from 1991-2008. Prior to this, he taught at the Catholic University […]

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