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Summer 2012


The article offers the author's insights on parenthood, which is the topic of interest of philosophers and theologians. The author says that the fundamental and primary obligation of parents to care for their children grounds the prerogatives, which parents have over their children. He mentions the argument between Bernard Prusak and S. Matthew Liao about the article "The Right of Children to Be Loved," in which Prusak objects the idea of the child's right to be loved.

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Recommended Citation

Christopher Kaczor, “Philosophy and Theology” Contemporary Discussions of Parenthood, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12.2 (Summer 2012): 349-358.

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