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Reproductive Freedom

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter first establishes a strong prima facie Rule Consequentialist case in favour of reproductive freedom. Arguments against reproductive freedom are then examined and found wanting. Rule ... More


The Limits of Reproductive Freedom

David Benatar

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is argued that the strength or scope of the right to reproductive freedom currently recognized in liberal democracies needs to be reconsidered, such that it does not include a right to engage in ... More


Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

David Archard and David Benatar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book offers new and original chapters on the ethics of procreation and parenthood. The introduction provides an overview of the current debates in this area. In his chapter, Tim Bayne evaluates ... More


Having Children: The Anti‐Natal View

David Benatar

in Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296422
eISBN:
9780191712005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296422.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that it is always wrong to have children. To this end, it discusses the purported right to reproductive freedom. It is argued that this is best understood as a legal rather than a ... More


Liberty Rights and Privacy Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter briefly reviews the evolution in decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court of what was originally identified as a privacy right but is now correctly identified as a liberty right against legal ... More


Universal Rights?: Population Control and the Powers of Reproductive Freedom

Alison Bashford

in Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147668
eISBN:
9780231519526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147668.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the reproductive politics of postwar eugenics and overpopulation concerns, as well as that of a reproductive “freedom” that eventually transcended to a “human right.” ... More


Family Rights

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on reproductive freedom and family relations, both of which are aspects of the right of privacy. Some states have interpreted their constitutions to embrace rights of ... More


Embodied Affective Citizenship: Negotiating Complex Terrain in the March for Women’s Lives

Elizabeth Currans

in Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041259
eISBN:
9780252099854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041259.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter brings together three overlapping concerns--embodiment, affect, and citizenship--by focusing on how this women-dominated group claimed a public space integrally tied to citizenship ... More


“To Produce Offspring without Interference by the State”: Making Reproductive Freedom, 1960s–1970s

Leigh Ann Wheeler

in How Sex Became a Civil Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199754236
eISBN:
9780190254414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754236.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the period from the 1960s to the 1970s, which saw the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defend birth control and abortion which helped to transform its understanding of ... More


Otherfuckers and Motherfuckers: Reproduction and Allegory in Philip Roth and Adele Wiseman

Josh Lambert

in Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the literature of the 1960s and 1970s, examining how novels of that period used explicit representations of sexuality, formerly prohibited as obscene, to allegorize the ... More


The Liberation of Sex, Onna, and Eros: The Movement and the Politics of Collective Subjectivity

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Ūman ribu’s representative campaigns on abortion and unmarried mothers, emphasizing ribu’s core concepts on the liberation of sex, onna, and eros. It focuses on the works of ... More


Keeping Faith: Reconciling Women’s Human Rights and Religion

Madhavi Sunder

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the issues involved in trying to reconcile religion with women's human rights. More specifically, it considers the challenges posed to traditional legal understandings of ... More


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