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Do Parental Licensing Schemes Violate the Rights of Biological Parents?

Barry, Christian; Leland, R.J.


In his inventive and wide-ranging book, The Right to Be Loved, S. Matthew Liao develops a novel argument against licensing biological parents. Licensing schemes require prospective parents to demonstrate that they have the characteristics and means required for parenting. When would-be parents are found wanting, they are either not allowed to raise children, or have their authority restricted in a way that isn’t true of parents who pass the test. Liao believes that licensing biological parents...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
DOI: 10.1111/phpr.12400


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