reproductive tech

Bad for Women and Children: The New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act

Friends, While many of you we hope were enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, we here at CBC were working hard to oppose a dreadful bill facing the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act is currently under consideration in the state’s legislature (S1599/ A2646) and would authorize gestational carrier agreements in […]

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CBC in the News

“O Brave New World That Has Such Romneys In It”San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2012“Although gestational surrogates choose to carry another woman’s child, Jennifer Lahl of the Bay Area’s Center for Bioethics and Culture argues that these arrangements frequently involve rich women ‘exploiting’ poor women in countries like India or less affluent women in the […]

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Protect Your Fertility

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President I recently wrote about women who wait later into life to conceive and find they struggle with what they call “infertility.” In fact, there is no infertility as a result of aging; rather it is the biological reality of menopause. Menopause is a natural and normal event that occurs in […]

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Surrogacy Should Not Be Commercial

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I don’t believe in surrogacy. But if it is to be allowed, commercial should be made against public policy just as we now do non vital, living organ donation. Alas, there is an ill-advised bill in the New Jersey Legislature to legalize commercial surrogacy. From […]

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Money Changes Everything

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President When the news broke that Mitt and Ann Romney welcomed grandchildren numbers 17 and 18 this past Friday via “gestational surrogacy,” those of us here at CBC central—who oppose commercialized conception—wondered where the bottom is in these murky waters of assisted reproduction. Tagg Romney posted this on his facebook page […]

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Consumerist Reproduction

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A Canadian pundit named Kelly McParland has a good critique of how IVF has devolved procreation into consumerist reproduction. He writes in reaction to an American IVF clinic advertising sex selection, meaning that all embryos of the “wrong sex” become medical waste based on eugenic […]

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Reproductive Coercion and the New Eugenics

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Bioedge published a good article this week discussing the claim by some bioethicists that parents be required to use pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to eradicate unwanted heritable conditions. From “Parents Have a Duty to Use IVF, Say Bioethicists:” Janet Malek, of East Carolina University, and Judith […]

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Jennifer Lahl on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and the official website asks, “What’s Your International Women’s Day 2012 Theme?” At National Review Online’s “The Home Front,” Jennifer suggests the theme of “Putting our bodies and babies back together.” The path to doing this begins with “serious public conversation about our reproductive bodies and the babies we create.” […]

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Babies without Sex

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President Last December I was invited to tape a show for Dr. Oz, which aired in January of 2012. It is hard to explain what it’s like to tape a show in front of a live audience. There are all the pragmatic realities—such as the very early wake-up call for hair […]

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Excellent Book Review

The Brave Lass, a freelance writer in Colorado, gives a close reading to Ellen Painter Dollar’s new book, No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproduction, and finds it wanting. From the conclusion: Ellen Painter Dollar’s story is deeply moving, but when she attempts to move into […]

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