Is Parenthood a Right or a Privilege

Is Parenthood a Right or a Privilege

by Stefan Kiesbye

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737744309
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2009
Series: At Issue Series: Social Issues
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Couples Should Need a License to Obtain the Privilege of Parenthood Peg Tittle 10

2 A Parenting License Would Infringe on Parents' Rights Albert Mohler 17

3 Parents Should Receive Incentives For Getting Licensed David Tebaldi 24

4 Equal Custody Should Be a Human Right for All Parents Marilyn Gardner 28

5 Married Couples Have No Right to a Child William May 34

6 The Joy of Parenting Should Be Considered a Privilege Mary Beth McCauley 39

7 Men Should Have the Right to Refuse Parenthood Anna Smajdor 43

8 Families Should Not Have More Than Two Children Dalton Conley 48

9 Too Many Children May Be Bad for the Planet Gregory M. Lamb 53

10 Mentally Disabled People Face Bias in Parenting Rights Ian Mulgrew 59

11 The Intellectually Disabled Can Be Good Parents Andrew Freeway 64

12 The Cognitively Impaired Should Not Be Forcibly Sterilized Damon W. Root 69

13 Physically Disabled Women Have the Right to Maternity Joanna Karpasea-Jones 72

14 Gay Couples Should Not Be Barred from Raising Children Alan Hirsch Brad Sears 77

15 Gay Fathers Cherish the Privilege to Care For their Children Julian Sanchez 81

Organizations to Contact 88

Bibliography 93

Index 99

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