Better Not to Have Children

Think, 10(27), 113-121 (27):113-121 (2011)

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Julia Tanner
Durham University
Gerald K. Harrison
Massey University
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Most people take it for granted that it's morally permissible to have children. They may raise questions about the number of children it's responsible to have or whether it's permissible to reproduce when there's a strong risk of serious disability. But in general, having children is considered a good thing to do, something that's morally permissible in most cases (perhaps even obligatory).
Keywords Antinatalism  Reproduction  Having children  Procreation  Reproductive ethics  Morality of procreation  Contraception  Parenthood  Contraception
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DOI 10.1017/S1477175610000436
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