publication . Article . 2004

Reproductive Liberty and Overpopulation: A Response

Stanley Warner;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2004 Journal: Environmental Values, volume 13, pages 393-399 (issn: 0963-2719, eissn: 1752-7015, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: White Horse Press
Abstract
This appraisal of Carol A. Kates' 'Reproductive Liberty and Overpopulation' challenges her call for world-wide population control measures - using compulsory methods if necessary - to save the world's environment. The most successful part of Kates' paper is her argument that reproductive rights are not indefeasible and nonnegotiable, but that like many rights, they are conditional and open to a balancing of individual freedom against collective community interests. But her advocacy of mandatory state population controls is flawed in several respects. First, she underestimates the force of the emerging consensus for voluntary population reductions through policie...
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free text keywords: Population control, reproductive rights, environmental justice, Carol Kates, Socioeconomics, Economics, Legislation, Population control, Individualism, Reproductive rights, Population growth, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Overpopulation, jel:J11, jel:Q01
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publication . Article . 2004

Reproductive Liberty and Overpopulation: A Response

Stanley Warner;