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Film Addresses Rising Ethical Issues Involved In Surrogacy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, May 16, Family Research Council (FRC) will host a screening of "Breeders," a new documentary from The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network looking at the ethical issues involved in surrogacy.
Surrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century - celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families.
What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one? This important film will address this rising ethical problem in America.
Jennifer Lahl, founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network which produced "Breeders," "Eggsploitation" (2010), and "Anonymous Father's Day" (2011), will attend and discuss the film in a Q/A session following the screening.
WHO: Jennifer Lahl, producer, "Breeders"
WHAT: "Breeders," a documentary about the ethical issues of surrogacy
WHEN: 12 p.m. Eastern, Friday, May 16
WHERE: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001