The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC) addresses bioethical issues that most profoundly affect our humanity, especially issues that arise in the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Assisted suicide and euthanasia threaten those who are weak and vulnerable at the end of their lives. Young women are encouraged to participate in egg donation without being properly informed of the potential health risks. Thousands of embryos are destroyed for speculative research.
Science and medicine do not always apply human-life-affirming standards. The current trend, in fact, is toward the utilitarian commoditization of life. We seek both to challenge and work with those who influence our culture in order to advance a morally responsible science that protects human life, respects human dignity, recognizes the inherent value of all of humanity, celebrates the beauty and complexity of life, and promotes human flourishing and the common good.
The CBC works through a variety of media platforms—documentary film, writing, speaking, interviews in mainstream media, and new media platforms.