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 doing bioethics, and encouraged those of us working in the field addressing its important topics to emulate Ramsey’s faithful, charitable work.
Alana Newman, founder of the AnonymousUs project, spoke about her work and how it springs from her personal experience of being a donor-conceived person and egg donor. Jennifer gave a report that highlighted recent success and ongoing challenges. As I’m sure you know, these challenges are particularly pressing with respect to the beginning of life (third-party reproduction: surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation) and the end of life (assisted suicide and euthanasia).
These are the issues we engage. This is our work, carried in the faithful and charitable spirit of Paul Ramsey. But only with your help.
Below are a few photos from the evening. If you were able to join us this year, we hope to see you again next year. And if you were not able to join us this year, we hope you might be able to be with us for the 12th Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner on April 18, 2015 (save that date!).