Voices from Another World: Must We Respect the Interests of People Who Do Not, and Will Never, Exist?

Ethics 117 (3):498-523 (2007)
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This is about the rights and wrongs of bringing people into existence. In a nutshell: sometimes what matters is not what would have happened to you, but what would have happened to the person who would have been in your position, even if that person never actually exists.
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