Parenthood and Procreation

[Revised entry by Elizabeth Brake and Joseph Millum on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The ethics of parenthood and procreation apply not only to daily acts of decision-making
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[Revised entry by Elizabeth Brake and Joseph Millum on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The ethics of parenthood and procreation apply not only to daily acts of decision-making by parents and prospective procreators, but also to law, public policy, and medicine. Two recent social and technological shifts make this topic especially pressing. First, changing family demographics in North America and Europe mean that children are increasingly reared in blended families, by single parents, or by same-sex partners, prompting questions of who should be...

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