Ruth Institute Podcast (artificial reproductive technologies)
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage

(July 25, 2016) Dr J is a guest on Janet Mefferd's show to discuss surrogacy: why should we be opposed to it? This dovetails with her recent article over at TheBlaze, "Why Everyone Should Oppose Surrogacy."

Direct download: Jul25_16.mp3
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(May 3, 2016) Dr J is Jeff Crouere's guest on his radio show Ringside Politics. They're discussing the work of the Ruth Institute and the surrogacy bill currently before the Louisiana legislature.

Direct download: May03_16.mp3
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(May 2, 2016) Dr J is Kathleen Benfield's guest on her radio show The Current Word. They're discussing the work of the Ruth Institute and the surrogacy bill currently before the Louisiana legislature.

Direct download: May02_16.mp3
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Surrogacy

(April 1, 2014) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the many problems with surrogacy.

Direct download: Apr02_14.mp3
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Fertility Coverage for Gay Couples in California

(October 15, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the recent California bill (now law) that mandates insurance coverage for infertility treatments to same-sex couples. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Oct16_13.mp3
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Dr J on "From the Median"

(August 30, 2013) Dr J is a guest on "From the Median," hosted by Molly Smith. They discussed the pro-life movement's fledgling response to the growing trend to use 3rd party reproduction to produce "designer babies." Check out Molly's website at www.fromthemedian.org.

Direct download: Sep09_13.mp3
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The Invitro Industry’s Attitude Toward Women and Children

(November 22, 2012) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the privacy concerns of sperm donors (at the expense of the children they produce) and the problems inherent in the artificial reproductive industry as it has arisen in the United States.

Direct download: Jan26_12.mp3
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Feminists Concerned about IVF Exploiting Women

(December 6, 2012) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the surprising alliance that finds egg harvesting exploitive of women.

Direct download: Jan14_12.mp3
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Katie Elrod interview

(October 24, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Katie Elrod, teacher, school administrator, and speaker. They're discussing the Church's teaching on infertility, artificial reproductive technology, and natural family planning.

Direct download: Nov10_11.mp3
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Young Women Freezing their Eggs

(September 27, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss egg freezing: what you haven't heard. (The interview was sparked by Maria Menounos's interview on Dr Drew Tortoriello's television show.)

Direct download: Oct01_11.mp3
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Jennifer Lahl Interview

(June 27, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network and writer/producer of Eggsploitation.  They're discussing the fertility industry and some of the issues that arise with artificial reproductive technology.

Direct download: Jul12_11.mp3
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IVF in Germany

(May 18, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss Germany's recent decision to subsidize in vitro fertilization to stimulate their birthrate.

Direct download: May24_11.mp3
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Eggsploitation

(March 15, 2011) Dr J traveled up to the Los Angeles area for a screening of "Eggsploitation," Jennifer Lahl's documentary on the fertility industry--in particular, the way egg donors are used by the process.  (Jennifer Lahl is one of Ruth Institute's academic advisors.)  She gives a short talk after the screening but before the author's Q&A.

Direct download: Mar21_11.mp3
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Sexual Medical Ethics with respect to Artificial Reproductive Technologies

(February 2, 2011) Dr J traveled to the East Coast--fortunately she was able to avoid the snowstorms!--for a series of speaking engagements.  Here's her talk from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, to a sexual medical ethics class of nursing students about artificial reproductive technologies.

Direct download: Mar10_11.mp3
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And This Year's Award Goes to...

(October 7, 2010) Robert G. Edwards has just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on in vitro fertilization.  Dr J and Todd Wilken discuss IVF's ramifications for human relationships during this segment of Issues, Etc.

Direct download: Oct13_10.mp3
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Egg Harvesting, Part 2

(December 8, 2009) Jennifer Lahl continues her interview on "Issues After Dark," fielding questions on adult and embryonic stem cell research, gamete donor anonymity, and more.  (Part 1 of this interview is available here.)  The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network's website can be found at cbc-network.org.

Direct download: Jan12_10.mp3
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Egg Harvesting, Part 1

(December 8, 2009) Jennifer Lahl founded the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network 10 years ago; as a nurse and bioethicist, she is deeply concerned with medical progress at the expense of ethics and safety.  She serves on Ruth Institute's Academic Advisory Board and appears in this segment of "Issues After Dark" to discuss egg harvesting from the donor's persepective.  (Part 2 of this interview is available here.)  Calla Papademas' experience with the fertility industry, referenced in the podcast, is available here.

Direct download: Jan11_10.mp3
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On Egg Harvesting, Means, and Ends

(December 8, 2009) So where do the eggs used in fertility treatments come from?

Direct download: Jan08_10.mp3
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Carrying Another Woman's Baby

(September 29, 2009) What happens when artificial reproduction procedures go horribly wrong?

Direct download: Oct1_09.mp3
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Rep Cynthia Davis on the Rights of Donor-Conceived Persons

(June 17, 2009) At this year's Acton University, Dr J reconnects with Missouri Representative Cynthia Davis to discuss her stand for the rights of donor-conceived persons.

Direct download: June26_09.mp3
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Me-centered Marriage

(June 23, 2009) Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc., interviews Dr J on Jon and Kate Gosselin of "Jon and Kate Plus 8" fame.  There's also more on our Ruth Youth blog here.

Direct download: JonKate8.mp3
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