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Family Research Council to Host Lecture Webcast on Marketplace Exploitation of Women
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) will host a live webcast lecture today about marketplace exploitation of women and girls. Paige Cunningham, J.D., will discuss how practices such as sex-selective abortion, reproductive tourism and basic healthcare denial are aided by cultural, religious and economic factors to discriminate against and exploit women and girls throughout their lives. Cunningham will discuss a Christian approach to bioethics that affirms the dignity of women and girls, and resists the harmful excesses of radical autonomy and embraces compassionate respect.
Paige Comstock Cunningham, J.D., is the executive director of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. She is a Fellow at the Institute for Biotechnology and the Human Future, and a Trustee of Taylor University. Cunningham is an adjunct professor of law at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School. She was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College for eight years. She graduated from Taylor University and earned her J.D. from Nothwestern University Law School. She earned an M.A. Bioethics from Trinity International University.
Cunningham is FRC's 2012 Witherspoon Lecturer. The lecture is named for John Witherspoon, first president of Princeton University and a signer of the Declaration of Independence known for his patriotism, theological depth and moral courage. The annual Witherspoon Lecturer is someone FRC believes demonstrates these same qualities.
WHO: Paige Comstock Cunningham, J.D., Executive Director, The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
WHAT: Live Webcast Lecture: "Markets and Consumers: The Commodification of Women and Girls"
WHEN: 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, TODAY - Wednesday, October 10
In Person: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
A light lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. The FRC media center is equipped with a mult box and camera lighting.