UPDATE: Video of the event is here!

Facebook video:


I hope that if you are in the Bay Area you will be able to join us in person on Friday night for a conversation on surrogacy with Julie Bindel, a renowned British expert on surrogacy (full details below). (Please get your tickets via eventbrite ASAP!)

However, for those who are not local, this event will be live streamed via Facebook LIVE on our CBCNetwork Facebook page.

The video will be archived on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website for those who are in a different time zone to view later.

Whether you are able to attend in person, watch live on Facebook, or view the recording later, you will hear from a leading feminist voice and be enlightened about why I call California the Reproductive Tourist capital of the world. It truly is the Wild Wild West.

Our Facebook Live Broadcast will start at 7:30, so be sure to set a reminder to tune in then: 7:30 PM Friday, November 11, 2016.

Join us for a Conversation on
Surrogacy with Julie Bindel

Journalist, Author, Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women

Special Bay Area only Event!

Friday, November 11

The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill, California

Even if you cannot join us, please help us spread the word — let your friends in the Bay Area know about it. Email them, share on Facebook and Twitter, print out this flyer. Thank you!

$10 in advance at http://bit.ly/jbindel ($15 at the door)

7:00 pm Doors Open, Refreshments. 7:30 pm Event Begins

Space is Limited

Complimentary wine, cheese, and light refreshments
Questions? amy@cbc-network.org, 925-407-2660


Julie Bindel is a London-based journalist, writer, broadcaster, and researcher whose work is focused on issues of violence against women.

Bindel is a visiting fellow at Lincoln University and former assistant director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse, and Gender Relations at Leeds Metropolitan University.

She is currently in the midst of a research project entitled “The Pimping of Pregnancy: Exposing the International Commercial Surrogacy Business.”


“Commercial surrogacy breeds exploitation, abuse and misery. Although the poster girl of surrogates is typically a white, blonde, smiling woman who is carrying a baby in order to make a childless couple happy, the truth is far less palatable.”

“Alongside many feminist and human rights campaigners, I wish to see an end to commercial surrogacy and a serious, honest discussion about the ethics of all forms of outsourcing pregnancy, particularly in a world awash with unwanted and neglected babies and children.”

Sponsored by The Center for Bioethics and Culture
and @ Sea Events

Even if you cannot join us, please help us spread the word — let your friends in the Bay Area know about it. Email them, share on Facebook and Twitter, print out this flyer. Thank you!

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.