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.
 —  Jennifer

PS: I have an op-ed, with CBC Consultant Kathleen Sloan, that has just been published in the Minneapolis/St. Paul newspaper (the Minnesota legislature is considering legalizing commercial surrogacy): “Inconvenient Truths about Commercial Surrogacy”


Baby Farms

by Christopher White, CBC Director of Education and Programs

The Daily Mail recently featured an article titled “Wombs for Rent” that praises the surrogacy enterprise as a means of “transforming the lives of poverty-stricken women” in India. India has been a hotspot for commercial surrogacy since the early 2000s, particularly for couples from the UK, Australia, and […]


Assisted Suicide Corrupts Doctors Too

by Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC

A Yale medical professor has written an important article in the Hastings Center Report. He prescribed drugs for a patient, not terminally ill, knowing she would use it to kill herself. First, her reasons for wanting to die were consistent with those often expressed by people who legally commit assisted suicide. From, “Physician Assistance in Dying: A Subtler […]


Eggsploitation in Japan

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President

I was interviewed for an hour yesterday by two journalist from Japan who are working on a feature piece for Japanese news on egg donation. The Japanese are considering expanding the egg donation ‘market’ there. Currently, altruistic donation is legal, but it is not widely practiced. We have been working with a professor at the […]


The Eleventh Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner

by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director

I may be biased, but I think this Ramsey Dinner may be the best one we’ve had. Dr. William Hurlbut, a Scholar of our Paul Ramsey Institute, presented the 2014 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics to Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy of the University of Chicago. Dr. Sulmasy spoke of Paul Ramsey’s method of […]


To Love—or Kill—Disabled Children?

by Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC

Sometimes life gives me emotional whiplash. On one hand, a little Canadian girl named Emma narrates a sweet short film about her younger brother Teddy, disabled by cerebral palsy. Teddy is valued and loved. From the […]


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.