The rational cure for prereproductive stress syndrome revisited

Paper by Matti Häyry, published on September 30, 2005 in Journal of Medical Ethics

If it is irrational to allow the worst outcome of our actions, and if it is immoral to cause suffering, then it is irrational and immoral to have children. I recently published in this journal a paper, entitled A rational cure for prereproductive stress syndrome, and was happy to see that three colleagues—Rebecca Bennett, Søren Holm, and Sahin Aksoy—had taken the time to critically examine it. This gave me an opportunity to briefly revisit the topic, and to clarify some of the arguments I put forward.

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Journal of Medical Ethics 31/10 (2005), 606–607