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Govt. Pay Seniors to Sign Advance Directive? http://bit.ly/1pdE8QO
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Some Dutch Pharmacists Say No to Euthanasia http://bit.ly/1paUklG
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Embryo Value Debated in Europe Too http://bit.ly/1p89Qz0
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Belgian Docs Give Selves OK to Kill ICU Patients http://bit.ly/1oQVgM5
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Reach and Influence http://bit.ly/1oQj6HH
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…
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Pregnancy, why bother? http://bit.ly/1pdE3fR
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Switzerland's War on the Elderly http://bit.ly/1qG6DUw
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Houben and his ilk consider these concerns a trivial matter: “Sperm cells are like candy at Mardi Gras, the more you throw out, the better you get.” Yet for the children conceived through such means, it’s no laughing matter. http://www.cbc-network.org/2014/04/attack-of-the-sperminator/
A recent article in the New York Post profiles Ed Houben, a 44-year-old Dutch man who has at least 99 children around the world resulting from his efforts as a serial sperm donor for the past fifteen years. Unlike most sperm donors who enter the practice for the extra cash involved, Houben's donations are entirely…
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Fertility Industry Dehumanizes Surrogates http://bit.ly/1oQVdzJ
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Just published: Jennifer and Christopher in National Review Online on gestational surrogacy http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375364/why-gestational-surrogacy-wrong-jennifer-lahl-christopher-white
Not much distinguishes it from the buying and selling of children when the surrogacy is paid.
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Thoughts on the role of science, technology, and medicine for the human future
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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.

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