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Title Sex and consequences: world population growth vs. reproductive rights?
Subject Birth control--Moral and ethical aspects; Population policy; Contraception
Description The 54th Annual Frederick Reynolds Lecture
Creator Battin, M. Pabst
Publisher Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah
Date 1994-05-25
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,830
Source HQ766.2 B38 1994
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Sex and consequences," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
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Description all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplannedâ€"and it is certainly not that way at all in much of the rest of the world. Let me reach the conclusion. Is the picture I've been painting here a recommendation, a prediction, a Utopian fantasy, a totalitarian plot, a hypothetical conjecture, or a realistic solution? Indeed, it has elements of all of these. It is hypothetical because it trades on assumptions about technologiesâ€"especially male technologies in addition to female onesâ€"which are not yet fully available. It is Utopian in that it describes a dramatically better world. It gives us a chilling view of what completely "con-trolista," totalitarian population-control programs would look like, where people are forced into contraceptive use without guarantees either that they will not be singled out as a contraceptive "target," whether as an individual or as a member of a minority group, or that they will always be able to choose to have children. It is also a prediction, because I think someâ€" maybe muchâ€"of this picture describes the way we will actually practice reproductive responsibility in the future. But it is also, I think, a realistic solutionâ€"far better both for reducing growth and for protecting reproductive rights than any alternative. For that reason, what I've had to say here is a recommendation as well. The longer we wait to get on with these thingsâ€"not only with making the technology available, but with writing the two essential guarantees of reproductive liberty into law and social policyâ€"the more we are likely to exacerbate the problem we will be forced to faceâ€"and forced to face sooner rather than later. ...25..
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Source Original Manuscript: Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by Margaret P. Battin.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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