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A few weeks ago I posted a video of Millie Fontana, a donor-conceived daughter of lesbian mothers. In her speech, Fontana touched on the imbalance of “equality” in the LGBT debate. Indeed, “equality” is the buzz word for this debate. Marriage equality. Family equality. Of treating people with equal respect for who they are as […]

Posted at: November 24th, 2015 - 8:06 am - Number of Comments » 0

When I re-posted this graphic from the Center for Bioethics and Culture (using data from this study) on Facebook someone objected to it, concerned that something like that might be harmful to her adopted son if he ever came across it. Causing him to feel shame since his parents had to pay money, as well. […]

Posted at: November 11th, 2015 - 10:34 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I never cared much for science in school. At all. And, yet, last week I found myself sitting in front of my computer for a day and a half listening to public workshops at the Institute of Medicine on “Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA […]

Posted at: April 10th, 2015 - 9:24 pm - Number of Comments » 1

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

I was on The Mike Allen Show early this morning to talk about the troubling cultural embrace of 3-parent IVF and euthanasia http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-show-02-18-2015.m4a (Can’t see the player? Direct link to the episode here.) I didn’t get a chance to mention it on the show, but I encourage you all to sign this petition to stop […]

Posted at: February 18th, 2015 - 2:07 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

It’s not what you think. A while back I wrote an article entitled “Reproductive Rights Run Amok“. This is precisely what I was talking about. Headline: I paid $50,000 to have a girl After naturally conceiving and giving birth to three boys Jayne Cornwill and her husband traveled to America and pay fertility doctor Daniel […]

Posted at: December 11th, 2014 - 11:33 am - Number of Comments » 0

Over at the Register, Rebecca Taylor comments on the recent surrogacy scandal from Thailand involving an Australian couple and a surrogate from Thailand who gave birth to twins, one of whom has Down syndrome. The couple took home the healthy baby girl, leaving the future of her twin brother with DS in jeopardy. The Vatican […]

Posted at: August 7th, 2014 - 8:33 pm - Number of Comments » 0

• Researchers have discovered that instead of simply being an extra copy of each of the genes on chromosome 21, trisomy 21 has an effect on the expression of genes on other chromosomes. Rebecca Taylor observes how this new discovery has implications for the future of human genetic engineering. • Judie Brown explains why personhood […]

Posted at: May 2nd, 2014 - 3:19 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