Your society has now become settled and sustainable. However, no new children have been conceived since you arrived. Some members of the community start to suggest it is the responsibility of you all to help repopulate your devastated world.


What do you think about this suggestion, and what ramifications might it have? Does the state have any rights over the bodies of its citizens and, if so, in what circumstances?

Do you know of any situations in which states have promoted or restricted the birth of children, and how they have done this? How do you feel about these?

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