Dear Friend,

Summer always seems to fly by, but we do our best to make the most of any summer lull. At CBC, we use the summer to catch up and plan out so we can hit the ground running right after Labor Day. As we look toward the fall and the end of 2017, here’s what we have planned for you!

Right now we are busy booking all the travel for our brand new cohort of Paul Ramsey Institute Fellows to be with us in San Francisco. I’m quite proud of what we have accomplished over the years with training and mentoring our next generation of leaders and thinkers. This group of Fellows will be a great addition to our alumni.

Over the next two years, we will take them through various readings and discussions, wrestling with the ethical implications of bioethics on human dignity. It costs around $5,000 per Fellow per year to invest in these bright minds. Would you consider joining us in forming our future leaders by sponsoring a fellow for one or two years?

We also are planning our next public lecture, which will feature a member of our Board of Directors and one of our Paul Ramsey Institute Scholars, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Bioethics Program at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr. Kheriaty’s lecture will focus on depression, suicide, and end of life issues. These important topics touch all of us, and are especially relevant as we work to push back on so-called “Death with Dignity” and “Compassionate Choices” legislation.

The event will take place in the CBC office on Friday, October 20. As with past events, it will be live video streamed on Facebook and archived for viewing after the fact. This use of technology allows us to reach thousands at minimal cost. Could you give a gift to help cover the costs to host Dr. Kheriaty’s lecture and live stream?

As we look to what the future of biotechnology holds for human dignity, be sure to tell your friends about the important work of the CBC and all the valuable resources available on our website. Over the summer we have commented several times on a dangerous new technology, Gene Editing, which many are worried will open the door wide to Designer Babies. Our Executive Director, Matthew Eppinette, wrote a compelling piece outlining the development of artificial wombs for gestating babies. We continue to be the leading voice on issues around assisted reproductive technologies. Through all of our work and resources, we seek to promote the ethical use of science, medicine, and technology to promote true human flourishing.

If you have any specific questions we can answer, please just ask—we want to serve as your first resource on bioethics!

We need your support to carry on. Please join us and make an investment for our shared human future.



We need your support. Whether you can give $5,000 to sponsor a Fellow or
$5 toward general expenses, every bit helps. Thank you!

The Center for Bioethics and Culture is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit educational organization. All gifts are tax-deductible.

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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.