This chapter first establishes a strong prima facie Rule Consequentialist case in favour of reproductive freedom. Arguments against reproductive freedom are then examined and found wanting. Rule Consequentialism does not seek any precise population target, although the next generation must be large enough to provide cultural continuity and small enough not to overburden the environment. The empirical evidence suggests that in a stable society governed by an ideal code where women are provided with adequate education and a wide range of opportunities, a sustainable birth rate can be achieved. Reproductive freedom is thus no threat to the survival of society.
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