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Here in the America, celebrities, wealthy columnists and popular entertainment paint a smiling, rosy picture of third party reproduction, meanwhile the fertility industry has a dirty little secret. In the latest Vice for HBO documentary, Outsourcing Embryos, correspondent Gianna Toboni traveled to India to report India’s booming surrogacy industry where impoverished women are recruited to […]


Posted at: April 3rd, 2015 - 5:50 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Yesterday I was up bright and early for a 6:30 am interview on the new Mike Allen Show. He has moved from an hour-long afternoon drive time show to two hours in the morning. Below is audio from my segment with Mike looking back on the best and the worst in bioethics news last year: http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-show-1-15-15.m4a […]


Posted at: January 16th, 2015 - 4:40 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has compiled their list for the “Winners and Losers” in bioethics for 2014. Winners include: Kathleen Sloan, board member for the National Organization for Women and a regular consultant for the CBC. Human biotechnology creates strange bedfellows. Although Sloan is a committed abortion rights advocate, she has also […]


Posted at: January 8th, 2015 - 5:08 am - Number of Comments » 0

Jennifer Lahl on the growing trend of “social surrogacy”: Social surrogacy is defined as the use of a surrogate mother to carry your pregnancy to term for social reasons vs. medical reasons. There is no medical reason the intended mother can’t get pregnant and carry her child to term; she just doesn’t want to get […]


Posted at: April 24th, 2014 - 10:26 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Christopher White from the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has a great article in Forbe’s. In it he makes the case that surrogate parenthood for money is a form of human trafficking. He also recently co-authored a piece for the National Review with Jennifer Lahl on Why Gestational Surrogacy is Wrong. They’re both thoughtful […]


Posted at: April 17th, 2014 - 4:26 am - Number of Comments » 0

The “#WhatWomenNeed…for Valentine’s Day” hashtag was kicked off by House Democrats last week. This Monday, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards got in on the fun by posting a vine video of herself holding up a series of #WhatWomenNeed cue cards that said, among other things, “birth control” and “safe + legal abortions.” Pro-lifers responded with their […]


Posted at: February 14th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Number of Comments » 0

As if third party reproduction hasn’t confused the make-up of the family enough already, we now have grandmothers giving birth to their own grandchildren (and also, in some cases, freezing their OWN eggs for their infertile daughters to use later on in life!). The latest: a 58 year old woman in Utah is currently pregnant […]


Posted at: January 31st, 2014 - 3:00 am - Number of Comments » 0

The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation and Anonymous Father’s Day, will be releasing a new documentary later this month. Breeders: A Subclass of Women? explores the important issue of surrogacy, talking with surrogates, physicians, psychologists, and activists across the political and ideological spectrum. Pay attention, ladies. Porn is not the […]


Posted at: January 8th, 2014 - 10:54 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Jennifer Lahl writes: I’m just back from Charleston, South Carolina, where I attended the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) professional conference. I listened in for three days on presentations addressing all things associated with third party reproduction from the perspective of lawyers, lobbyists, and advocates for LGBT rights and expanding global laws. […]


Posted at: November 21st, 2013 - 7:29 am - Number of Comments » 0

Must read from Debra Saunders in response to an article about a Bay Area couple who paid an Indian woman to carry their child: I don’t think they’re bad people. I think the Kowalskis represent a prevalent view in American society – that when affluent childless couples want to have a baby, they have a […]


Posted at: October 3rd, 2013 - 9:14 am - Number of Comments » 3