The Right to Have a Child: Based upon Autonomy? | University of Oxford

The Right to Have a Child: Based upon Autonomy?

Carter Dillard
17:30 - 19:00
St Cross College
St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LZ
Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Required

Many claim that both the moral and legal right to have a child derives from the autonomy of the intending parent(s). What is autonomous about creating another human? What does seeing the act as autonomous entail for our obligations to the children we have, and the other humans and nonhumans those children will influence? This discussion will explore the claim, and end with a brief exploration into values that might replace autonomy and ground a right to have a child.