Parenthood should not be regarded as a right
- Correspondence to:
Dr M Maclean
Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, Department of Social Policy, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford OX2 1ER, UK;
In September 2004 the BBC broadcast a debate in the Straw Poll series about whether parenthood should be regarded as a right. The motion was carried by a large majority both among the audience present at the recording, and among listeners who were invited to telephone in with their votes, and views at a subsequent feedback programme. The arguments are presented here, in order to stimulate debate among readers.
Competing interests: none declared