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Paige Comstock Cunningham

Paige Comstock Cunningham

Paige Comstock Cunningham

Executive Director

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

Paige Comstock Cunningham, JD, PhD is the executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. She is Chairman of the Board of Taylor University. Cunningham is an affiliate professor at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School.  She was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College for eight years, and is a past president and board chair of Americans United for Life.

She graduated from Taylor University (summa cum laude), and earned her JD from Northwestern University Law School, MA Bioethics (summa cum laude) from Trinity International University, and PhD (Educational Studies) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Cunningham has published articles, editorials and book chapters in the areas of law, bioethics and public policy, and has testified before Congress and state legislative committees, and appears on radio and television. She was profiled in a front page Washington Post story. Cunningham has been interviewed by BreakPoint This Week, Christianity Today, WORLD magazine, Moody radio’s Morning Ride, WYLL (Chicago), WLAM (Washington, D.C.), and American Conservative Radio. For five years, her Everyday Bioethics commentary aired on Moody radio. She is a regular guest on “Brian and Kathleen Mornings” (Moody radio Cleveland). Her “Biohazards” column appears quarterly in Salvo magazine.

Paige teaches and lectures on bioethics, public policy, reproductive ethics, abortion, and global women’s health. She has presented at Princeton University, Olivet Nazarene University, Taylor University, Trinity Christian College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, the World Congress of Families, Evangelicals for Life conference, the March for Life pre-conference and Christian Legal Society conferences.

Cunningham gave a lecture on “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Dignity” at the 2019 EFCA Theology Conference, a presentation at the Center for Pastor Theologians 2017 conference, and the annual Witherspoon Lecture of Family Research Council in 2012. Other audiences include Alcatel Lucent employees, medical students, the American Chinese Fellowship in Houston, doctors in New Delhi, India, C-level business executives, and church women’s groups.

She is married to Jay Cunningham.  They have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Recent Book Chapters

“Evangelical Perspectives on Prenatal Testing” in Oxford Handbook on Religious Perspectives on Reproductive Ethics (ed. Dena Davis)(Oxford University, forthcoming)

“Thinking Theologically about Medicine, Technology, and the Christian Life,” in Creation and Doxology: The Beginning and End of God’s Good World (eds. Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson)(IVP Academic, 2018)

Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Are Pastors Prepared? Results of a Survey on Clergy Awareness of Health Issues,” Dignitas 25, no 3 (2018).

Editorial, “Bioethics, the Global Church, and Family Planning” (with Michael J. Sleasman), Christian Journal for Global Health (November 2017): 43.