In David Wasserman & Melinda Roberts (eds.), Harming Future Persons. Springer. pp. 249--263 (2009)

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This paper argues against Julian Savulescu's principle of procreative beneficence. It maintains that prospective parents have no obligation at all to choose the child, out of a range of possible children, who is likely to lead the best life. This is because a standpoint that the author labels "the internal perspective" is a perfectly appropriate one for parents to adopt when thinking about their own future children. It is only policy makers who are obliged to take up an opposing standpoint--"the external perspective"--and to be motivated by the sorts of "better for" judgements that that perspective delivers
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