Modern Families and the Messes We Make

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Assistive reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization not only involve serious medical risks, they also disrupt family life and commodify human beings. It almost always starts with an emotional story: an infertile couple trying desperately to conceive; a woman diagnosed with cancer, worried that she may lose her fertility when she undergoes chemotherapy or […]

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To Educate, To Inform, and To Sway Public Opinion

I need your support now. We have a great window of opportunity to make a positive impact in the space of assisted reproductive technology, the rights of the child, the definition of mother and father, and the dignity of persons. With the release of an updated and expanded Eggsploitation featuring never seen before stories, and […]

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The Big Cloning News You Probably Didn’t Hear

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Nearly two decades have passed since the birth of Dolly the sheep, a clone manufactured through a process known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Since that time, the prospect of human cloning has been eagerly—or fearfully anticipated—throughout the world. Indeed, in 2004, Korean scientist Huang wu-Suk became generated world headlines when he claimed to […]

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The Fallacy of Intelligence and Genetic Determinism

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By Kathleen Sloan, Consultant to the CBC Once again, the mainstream media has jumped on the bandwagon of the latest attempt to link intelligence with genetics, hailing the “wunderkind” behind it. The Wall Street Journal of February 16, 2013, grabbed attention with the headline “A Genetic Code for Genius?” Any serious geneticist would easily dismiss […]

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Hyping Embryonic Stem Cells Like It’s 2004

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I thought we were finally finished with all the hype over embryonic stem cell research. During the first decade of the 21st century, that was pretty much all we got in the media, mostly wild hype about pending CURES! CURES! CURES! Adult stem cell successes—already forging ahead at breakneck speed—were mostly ignored, even though the […]

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Surrogates and Their Discontents

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By Christopher White, CBC Director of Education and Programs, and a Fellow of the Paul Ramsey Institute. Governor Christie’s recent veto of a bill that would lower restrictions on gestational surrogate mothers should prompt us to consider surrogacy’s harmful effects on mothers and children. Meet Cathleen: a twenty-year-old from New Brunswick, Canada, who served as […]

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Thank You

Friends, you’ve done it again. This is the third funding project I’ve done through KickStarter, and each of them has been fully funded. I want to make sure you know how grateful I am for your support of the CBC’s work. Thank you. Your gifts will place the important message of Eggsploitation before a huge, […]

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100,000+ to Attend

Dear Friend, As you probably know, I have the incredible opportunity to show Eggsploitation at a conference in Italy this August. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the conference. Can you imagine the impact we might have in bringing the important message of Eggsploitation to such a large, international audience? The CBC team […]

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Freezers Are For Food

In the world of commercialized conception, it seems we’ve decided the freezer is a great place to keep eggs, sperm, and “spare” embryos until we need them. We think they do pretty well in the freezer, but the verdict is still out on what happens over the long haul when you freeze and store human […]

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Peter Singer’s Views Deserve Scorn, Not Awards

It is a disturbing sign of the times that Princeton’s notorious bioethicist Peter Singer has been awarded Australia’s highest civic award “for eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.” This is a disgrace. Would […]

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