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Celebrities Endorse a New Product: Children as Commodities

May 23rd, 2014 Comments off

COMMENTARY: Redefining marriage and family at the recent Fertility Planit conference in Los Angeles.

by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE

This article was first published April 18, 2014, at ncregister.com.

Men and women on the front lines of the culture war have been saying for some time that the next step after redefining marriage will be redefining parenthood. The next arena for “choice,” they predicted, will be not just the negative “choice” of deciding to not be a mother, but the positive “choice” to become a mother. “When I am good and ready to become a parent,” the mantra will become, “I am entitled to have my dream baby, on my own terms.” Read more…

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Paid for Her Silence: The Exploitation of Kylee Gilman

May 7th, 2014 Comments off

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President

No one should prey upon vulnerable cash-strapped women, recklessly endangering their health and well-being in order to harvest their eggs.

Kylee Gilman, a young egg “donor” featured in Eggsploitation, has just settled her civil case against a Canadian fertility doctor and an egg broker agency in Idaho. Read more…

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3 Things You Can Do

May 3rd, 2014 Comments off

from Jennifer Lahl, CBC Network

Two weeks from now, we will be showing Breeders at the Roxie Theater, right in the heart of San Francisco. Jennifer Lahl (director, writer, and producer) and Cameron Shaw (cinematographer) will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening. Read more…

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News and Views on Surrogacy

April 10th, 2014 Comments off

from Jennifer Lahl, CBC Network

While we were making our latest documentary film, Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, we knew that it was well timed as surrogacy is becoming an increasingly pressing topic. And indeed, since we released the film in January, surrogacy seems to be in the news more than ever, several states are considering legislation that would legalize it, and we are writing and speaking on it almost every day. Our film is having a direct impact—it is being screened in community groups and on college campuses, people are buying the DVD, and others are watching online. Read more…

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A Very Busy Season

April 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Recently @ CBC-Network.org

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President

We are in a very busy season here at the CBC. I am traveling extensively, showing Breeders and Eggsploitation, speaking on surrogacy and egg donation, attending and speaking at conferences, and meeting with allies and supporters. Below is just a sampling of the terrific content that we are regularly posting on the CBC website. We could not do this important work without your help—thank you! Be sure to visit CBC-Network.org regularly to keep up with all the latest. Read more…

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Expendable mothers

March 13th, 2014 Comments off
The surrogacy industry treats women like disposable commodities.

Adelaide couple Mark and Matt, both 29, have acquired Thai-designed newborns Tate and Estelle through commercialised surrogacy overseas. According to Adelaide’s Sunday Mail, “the dual boy-girl delivery an hour apart by caesarean section to separate surrogate women for gay parents is believed to be an Australian first”. Read more…

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When to bite the bullet and have a baby

March 6th, 2014 Comments off

Though this article is about New Zealand, doubtlessly these facts are true in the U.S. and many other places, sadly.

by Shannon Roberts

Statistics released this week show that women in New Zealand between the ages of 35 and 39 are having more babies than women aged 20 – 24 for the first time.  In fact, the average age of first time mothers in New Zealand is now one of the highest in the developed world.  The number of babies born in 2013 in New Zealand was also the lowest number since 2003, down 4% from 2012. Read more…

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This Year Is Off To A Blazing Fast Start

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

Good stuff from our friend Jennifer Lahl at the Center for Bioethics and Culture:

In just a month and a half we’ve released a new film (now available for online streaming) as well as a Third Party Reproduction Study Guide to accompany and complement Eggsploitation, Anonymous Father’s Day, and Breeders; I’ve been to New York, Washington, Kansas City, and Topeka; our Paul Ramsey Institute met in San Francisco for a weekend of discussion with Gilbert Meilaender and Bill Hurlbut; I’ve been interviewed by National Review Online, National Catholic Register, DeadReckoning.tv, and more. Read more…

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The Mother-Free Money Tree

January 17th, 2014 Comments off

by  who will be one of our Speakers at the Healing the 21st Century Family on Feb. 15!

If we believe that human beings should not be for sale and should not be trafficked or manufactured like products, and if we believe that women deserve better than to be treated as mere baby machines, then we must oppose third-party reproduction.

The road to wealth is paved with Lupron and placenta. Read more…

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Think Again: Third Party Reproduction Study Guide Now Available

January 6th, 2014 Comments off

From the CBC:

Film has been an essential part of our work over the past three years. Our 2011 award winning documentary, Eggsploitation, which showcases the stories of women who were seriously harmed selling their eggs has now been screened on over 50 college and university campuses and sold into over 30 countries. Our 2012 follow-up, Anonymous Father’s Day, which features young adult children conceived through anonymous sperm donation has also been widely popular and we’re anticipating even more success with the release of our film on surrogacy, Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, which is scheduled for release later this month. Read more…

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