surrogacy

Commercial Surrogacy: A Modern Form of Human Trafficking

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News broke last week of a French woman who is being tried in court for twice defrauding two gay couples by contracting to serve as a surrogate for them—only to then falsely tell them that the children had died during birth and then to go on and sell the children to other couples. By the […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Belgium Sets New Records for Euthanasia Most countries aim to set new health records by alleviating certain diseases, curing cancers, or improving overall health among their citizens. In Belgium, however, they aim to set records to see how many of their fellow countrymen their medical institutions can kill off. And in 2015, a record […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Another Push for Physician Assisted Suicide in Colorado The Colorado state legislature is set to consider a bill on physician assisted suicide at the beginning of next month—one year after a similar bill failed to pass. We’ll monitor this as it makes its way through committee, but once again we see that advocates of […]

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Baby M’s Legacy

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This past Saturday, Judge Birger M. Sween, the judge in the infamous “Baby M” case died at age 86. As many will recall, the Baby M case in New Jersey was the first surrogacy dispute case that captured the nation’s attention and resulted in many of the laws that are still on the books today […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. NJ Physician Assisted Suicide Bill Fails Earlier this week a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide in New Jersey failed due to lack of support in the state senate. While we’re grateful for this victory, we also know that supporters of physician assisted suicide will be eager to pounce again in the very near […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Opponents of PAS in CA Fail to Gain Enough Signatures for Referendum Earlier this week the spokesman for the group Seniors Against Suicide announced that they had failed to collect enough signatures for a ballot referendum to overturn California’s recently passed legislation on physician assisted suicide. The group noted that their efforts were not […]

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Happy New Year

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Thank you to all who have helped fight the exploitative practice of surrogacy this year. Together in 2016, we can spread even more awareness on this important issue and put a stop to surrogacy. You make our work possibleThe Center for Bioethics and Culture is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit educational organization. All gifts are […]

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Chinese Government Fails to Ban Surrogacy

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Lawmakers in China have abandoned their plans to fully ban surrogacy within the country as a part of new legislation on family planning. Meanwhile, senior government health officials have vowed to continue to crackdown on the practice. According to some officials, the reason for deciding against the full ban was fear that Chinese couples would […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. European Parliament Condemns Surrogacy This week the European Parliament condemned surrogacy—delivering a huge victory for women and children. In their statement, the EP concluded that surrogacy “undermines the human dignity of the woman since her body and its reproductive functions are used as a commodity.” We hope that policy makers around the world will […]

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Breaking News: European Parliament Condemns Surrogacy

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117Bill@NovemberTeam.com Where are U.S Candidates on this Human Rights Issue? San Francisco — December 17, 2015: With news breaking today that the European Parliament officially condemned the practice of surrogacy, calling it an exploitation of vulnerable women, the President of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC) today is […]

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Real Life Results Every Day

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Dear Friend, Will it make a difference? It’s the question all of us ask when considering making a significant year-end donation to a cause. Will my money actually help someone in need? The answer is an emphatic and measurable “yes” where the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network is concerned. Because not only do we […]

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Governor Brown Asked to Weigh in on History-Making California Paid Surrogacy Face-off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117 Bill@NovemberTeam.com Two Surrogate Moms with Triplets being Pressured to Abort Child ——– Can a Mother be Contractually Forced to Terminate a Healthy Baby? San Francisco–Dec. 10…Two California surrogate mothers — both carrying healthy triplets — are being pressured under legal contract to abort one of their babies, and […]

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Matching Gift Monday

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Today is Matching Gift Monday! Sure, you’ve never heard of it—but as someone who follows our work, you probably know we like to think outside the box and approach our projects with new ideas and creativity. Hence, this new day, Matching Monday! We have received a generous matching gift of $100,000, which means that any […]

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This Week in Bioethics

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1. Gene Editing Summit Supports Human Embryo Research The just concluded International Summit on Human Gene Editing called for “cautious development” of germline editing. While the hope is that such a method would prevent the spread of certain inheritable diseases, it does so by destroying human embryos and it will almost certainly open the floodgates […]

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Sherri Shepherd’s Surrogacy Woes

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In the summer of 2014, Sherri Shepherd, former co-host of The View, and her husband announced they were divorcing. Along with all of the usual drama of divorce, this case had added spectacle as Shepherd and her husband had a surrogate mother under contract who was gestating a child for them. The child in question […]

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Giving Tuesday

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Today is giving Tuesday, an opportunity following all the shopping of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to turn our attentions from buying to giving. As you probably know by now, we have received a generous matching gift of $100,000, which means that any gift you give now will be doubled. To date we’ve raise $24,850 toward […]

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Surrogacy: Mix-Ups and Messes

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A New Zealand couple is now speaking out and telling the world their story that the child they brought home from Thailand following a surrogate pregnancy arrangement four years ago was not in fact their own. According to reports, their embryos were mixed-up at the hospital and, to date, they still don’t know what happened […]

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Why We’re Thankful

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If you follow our work closely, you might be tempted to think that those of us who work for the CBCN are merely messengers of doom and gloom. Since our work deals with ethics at the edges of life—particularly birth and dying—we’re often sounding the alarm on urgent issues in hopes that the world will […]

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