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Heroine of the Month February 2015 and May 2008: Jennifer Lahl


Jennifer Lahl

Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.

Truly a modern-day Heroine in every sense of the word.

After 25 years as a pediatric critical care nurse she the founder of The Center for Bioethics and Culture and

Every Woman First
which seeks to raise issues concering the exploitation of women through harmful technology, Jennifer Lahl not only has produced several documentaries (“Breeders,” “Eggsploitation,” which was awarded Best Documentary by the California Independent Film Festival and has sold in more than 30 countries, “Anonymous Father’s Day,” and “Lines That Divide”) about women’s issues, but is a well respected mover and shaker in the Bioethics arena.

She has spoken at numerous events, including the Willie Brown Stem Cell Symposium with (then) Senator (now Rep.) Tom McClintock, former U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz, William Hurlbut M.D., Wesley J. Smith J.D. and many members of the scientific community, as well as at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club.

She has debated Hank Greely J.D. of Stanford University and has been interviewed on ABC, CBC and national public radio. As well, she has spoken around the world, including the European Parliament to address the issue of egg trafficking.

Jennifer also has served on the Advisory Board of Changing Worldviews.

She and her husband and four children live in Northern California.
Read Jennifer’s Bio here.

Quotes by Jennifer Lahl

“May I suggest one reason against sex selection. It is an affront to the dignity of the child, to be viewed as something which is made, manufactured or willed by others.”

“Lots of people are making lots of money brokering eggs. It is easier to talk about out of pocket expenses and lost wages than the value of an egg from a collegiate with a high SAT score and a good genetic heritage.”

“So if it is “crazy” and “mental” to be concerned about the health of women, then I guess I’m a lunatic!”

 

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