Dear Friend,

Thank you for your personal interest in the Center for Bioethics and Culture. I deeply appreciate your commitment to helping make a difference in our world. Here’s a quick glimpse of how your partnership helps make a difference.

Our approach to film and media is giving voice to the vulnerable. I just received an email from the director of training for a group of midwives in Olongapo, Philippines. She wants permission to show Eggsploitation to her student midwives. She wrote, “As midwives, we also find ourselves often pushing back against an increasingly medicalized and ethically questionably system when it comes to . . . women’s health care, especially as it pertains to reproduction.” You helped make this happen!

We’ve received orders and requests for our award-winning films from more than three-dozen countries. Eggsploitation has been translated into Italian. A young woman from France felt that the message of Anonymous Father’s Day was so important that she took it upon herself to add French subtitles to the trailer on YouTube.

And the films are shaping the debate here at home as well. I was recently quoted in a Washington Post editorial blog on ads targeting Ivy League eggs.

Jennifer Lahl . . . says she often feels like a latter-day opponent of Big Tobacco, outmatched by an lobby that’s “strong, wealthy, and powerful”

What she wants is what Big Tobacco finally had to provide: A warning label. A major survey of egg donors in 2008 found that one in five was unaware of any health risks, though with cash on the table, it’s easy to understand how the small print might have been overlooked. Can you even have informed consent with money at stake?

While we are up against a strong, wealthy, and powerful infertility industry, we are making a difference. Right now. With your help. Through the power of human stories. Eggsploitation has been translated into Italian.

That’s why we made Eggsploitation and Anonymous Father’s Day. And why our next film—which we’re working on right now—is on the growing problem of surrogacy.

Your support is critical to our success. Can I count on you to help us to continue to make a difference?

Thank you for joining hands with me at this time. Your partnership means a great deal to me.

Most sincerely,

Jennifer Lahl
The Center for Bioethics and Culture

Your generous and timely gift is tax deductible.

PS: With your help we can continue to make a difference through the power of human stories.


Author Profile

Jennifer Lahl, CBC Founder
Jennifer Lahl, CBC Founder
Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.