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The Fair Start model, made easy

The Atlantic has for some time published a thoughtful series of articles analyzing the reasons people decide to have children. It's unfair to generalize about such a large body of work, but at Having Kids we think there is a sometimes express and usually implied norm...

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What Are the Consequences of the Baldwins’ Example?

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have announced that their recent fourth child was the first one they had "planned." They have since been criticized for having a large family. The Baldwins' quickly responded: "Here is why we like having babies: they are simply so lovely and...

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Are the Grandkids Worth It?

Caring about kids doesn't mean just having them. It means waking up and taking action to protect their future. Click here to read the full article at...

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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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