I need your support now. We have a great window of opportunity to make a positive impact in the space of assisted reproductive technology, the rights of the child, the definition of mother and father, and the dignity of persons. With the release of an updated and expanded Eggsploitation featuring never seen before stories, and with our new film on surrogacy coming out in January 2014, we have felt the need to hire a consultant to help us push these films hard.
We have sold more than 6,000 copies of the original version of Eggsploitation into over 30 countries with only our small, in-house efforts. But with the help of professional marketers, we are aiming big: 60,000 copies, 100,000 copies, or even more . . . all over the world!
And with such a big push behind this new version of Eggsploitation, we are laying the foundation to roll out the next film.
Why the big push? You see, most people haven’t made up their minds yet on assisted reproductive technology. In fact, most people remain woefully ignorant and uninformed. But this is GREAT news for us. We have the opportunity to shape people’s thinking in the right direction.
Unlike the abortion debates, where people have pretty much made up their minds and are entrenched in their positions—and we all know how much time it takes to change people’s minds—with assisted reproductive technologies, people are not entrenched in their views about these new ways to make babies and build modern families.
CBC is uniquely qualified to educate, inform, and sway public opinion on these important matters. Our recent legislative victories are evidence of the opportunities before us. Three vetoes on surrogacy and egg selling—Three(!)—and with more work before us, hopefully many more victories.
But of course this type of marketing push requires financial resources. It requires money to pay the necessary hired talent and keep them on board through the roll out of our two films. It requires resources to cover travel to educate the various state legislatures (CBC has to 100% fund all these efforts).
And support is needed to keep the CBC team on board to answer the many inquiries and demands for our work, to fill the orders, and keep the lights on and the phones answered—normal costs of doing business, even for a lean organization like the CBC.
Can I count on your support? Would you consider making a monthly pledge commitment? Even better, would you consider making a financial commitment now for 2013 and for 2014 in your planned giving that we can count on, so we can make plans with traction?
We depend on the faithful support of a people like you who understand the issues facing us in bioethics. We depend on you and your gifts!
The Center for Bioethics and Culture
P.S. Anyone sending a gift of $100 or more will receive a copy of the updated and expanded version of Eggsploitation as our thank you!
P.P.S. Even if you are not able to send a gift today, can we count on your help by connecting with us on social media (follow us on facebook and twitter!) and sharing our content with your friends?
- 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.