Procreative Ethics, Pronatalism, and the Childfree Choice

I sure love that we are seeing more pieces like this one: “Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have.” While all people don’t “give up” having children, I do like that it discusses the larger picture of bringing another biological child into the world.

One of the Many Negative Effects of Pronatalism & One Woman’s Solution

Have you heard of the non-profit organization, Project Prevention? Led by founder Barbara Harris, Project Prevention helps addicts and alcoholics get on long term or permanent birth control. Why? So they don’t conceive children.

Talking Pronatalism on the Podcast, This is Home

Check out the latest This is Home podcast just up today that talks about the choice to not have children. I had a great interview with Producer/Co-Host Erica Gerard, and was happy to be part of this podcast! The mission of the This is Home podcast is to “tell stories that expand the understanding of what […]

Pronatalism’s Impact on Motherhood Regret

A recent article in the Life/Parent section of The Toronto Star took on a topic we’ve been seeing more of these days: motherhood regret. This article, “Mothers not alone in regret over having children” speaks to one of the most central pronatalist myths that all too often drives women to have children.

New Study Points to Cracks in Pronatalism’s Influence

Julia McQuillan, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist, recently conducted a survey of 1,200 American women, looking at the pressures they get to have children and the levels of distress they experience from not having children.   The survey’s findings reinforce the influence of pronatalism in American culture, but also could it also point to a step […]

Pronatalism’s Costs to Children and Society

What kind of story do we see in the news just about every day? Incidents of child abuse. When it comes to child abuse, the statistics in the United States are unnerving. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the United States a child is abused or neglected every 36 seconds. This […]