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Lee Quoted on Parental Licenses

Professor of philosophy Steven Lee was quoted in the Dec. 10 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle article “The horrors make you consider licensing of parents.” Columnist Denise-Marie Santiago considered the question of having parents obtain a license in order to have children.

Lee said if enforcement were not a problem licensing would be the correct thing to do. “The rights of adults to procreate would be overridden by the rights of children to be properly raised. The children have a lot more at stake than the parents do,” he said.

Lee joined the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1981. He has written a number of books and co-authored a book with faculty members of the Colleges. He has also written for numerous publications and is frequently consulted by a variety of publications for his expertise in ethics, nuclear weapons, and just war theory.