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Protect Your Future from Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump want taxpayers to pay women to have more kids because it will mean more consumers and demand for big business, cheaper labor in the future as workers compete for jobs, and more taxpayers. We need better family planning, not a...

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Family Planning: Time For a Better Ask?

Today’s paradigmatic demand for reproductive rights, including the rights to contraception and the safe termination of a pregnancy, goes something like this: Men and women have the right to choose the timing and size of their families. And things like President...

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Guest Post: Parenting in the Anthropocene

by Emma Spett When I (a 23-year-old woman) was asked to write about my perspective on having children, two things were happening in my life: first, I was spending time with a community of folks in their 20s and 30s who were all childless. Second, I had just finished...

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Only Child-First Advocacy Addresses the Root Issues

While some groups do amazing triage work on the inequalities in our society, only Having Kids is willing to address the root cause – our unwillingness as a society to state, unequivocally, that a child’s right to a Fair Start should supersede all other rights.

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A Millennial’s Take on Having Kids

If potential parents are not prepared – practically and emotionally – to support their children, regardless of who they end up being, and what their needs are, they shouldn’t have kids.

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Trump’s Tax Scam: Here’s a Better Idea

Republicans are blocking access to family planning and playing politics with children’s health by delaying funding for the Child Health Insurance Program for some nine million needy kids. We must do better for kids.

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Having Kids Protects Kids from Abusive Parents

Having Kids is working to replace parent-centered family planning with the child-centered Fair Start model. Why? Some of the worst consequences of parent-centered family planning are the many abused and neglected children it creates and subsequently ignores. Because...

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