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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…

The Equality Battering Ram

April 4th, 2014 Comments off

Brendan Eich has just resigned as CEO of Mozilla, maker of one of the most popular web browsers. He made a $1,000 donation to Proposition 8, back in 2008, an insubstantial sum really, to a campaign that is 6 years old. The Gay Lobby, the current shock troops of the Sexual Revolution,  demanded his resignation, or a show trial in which he repudiates his actions, or preferably, both. 

Listen to this short statement from one of the principals in the dispute, Geoffrey MacDougall, the Head of Development for Mozilla.  He pitches this as a conflict of rights, without taking sides as to which right should predominate. Read more…

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…

Woman Flees State to Protect Child In Her Womb

March 28th, 2014 Comments off

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This sounds like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel.

A married couple wanted to have a baby but the wife could not carry a child to term.

So they recruited and hired a surrogate mother. Crystal Kelley was a single mother who had just lost her job as a maid. They offered her twenty thousand dollars to carry their embryo for nine months, deliver the baby, to hand over to them. She agreed to the deal. Kelley needed the money and she would be helping a couple have a baby of their own.

There were some morally problematic aspects to this process. They fertilized several embryos. I have no idea how many were implanted but I suspect some were thrown out. Sadly, this is done routinely.

But, in any case, doctors inserted some embryos and one implanted in Kelley’s uterus. She was pregnant and everyone was happy. The couple would call her every day to see how she was doing.

And then everything went sideways. Life News reports:

Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2014/03/woman-flees-state-to-protect-child-in-her-womb/#Az1HtbV32psDjlTF.99

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…

Dorothy, We’re Not in Kansas Any More

March 5th, 2014 Comments off

Legislative battles are heating up across the United States on the issues of surrogacy contracts and the regulation of assisted reproduction. If we are truly concerned for the welfare of women and children, we must oppose such practices. Read more…

Being and Being Bought

February 24th, 2014 Comments off

A new feminist book sees both prostitution and surrogacy as anti-woman.

by Pauline Cooper-Ioelu

The mantra “my body, my choice” has a long association with radical feminism. The term has become synonymous with what we perceive to be the feminist view of all things related to human sexuality, and gender relations. Within the feminist movement, even to dialogue with the idea that there may be legitimate restrictions to choice and the unrestrained use of our bodies is the great feminist heresy. Read more…

A toxic combination: paedophiles, baby farms, and same-sex marriage

July 3rd, 2013 Comments off

by Michael Cook

The conviction of a gay couple who lived in Australia and the United States for trafficking their adopted surrogate baby and using him to make paedophile pornography ought to provoke questions about the wisdom of same-sex adoption and marriage. Read more…

The Ethics of Surrogacy

June 11th, 2013 Comments off

by Kristin Rudolph

Surrogacy is not an issue that comes to the average Christian’s mind when discussing the dignity and sanctity of human life. But Russell Moore, the new president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention believes Christians must be educated on the ethical implications of surrogacy as artificial reproductive technologies become an increasingly common answer to infertility. Read more…

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The Surrogate Uterus: The AGR Case and Melissa Brisman

September 7th, 2012 Comments off

by Harold Cassidy

September 7, 2012 http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/09/6216

The question of surrogacy has always been more about us than about the participants in the relationship. Will we use the power of the people to take a child from the arms of her mother when the mother is perfectly fit, loves her child, and desires to discharge her duties to her child? Read more…