Where does ‘family planning’ stop being about individuals and couples making their own reproductive decisions and become a moral imperative that people should make the ‘right choices’? Are fears about population growth a new form of an old panic, or is the expanding carbon footprint a problem we need to address by limiting population growth? This debate at the Battle of Ideas, supported by bpas and the Wellcome Trust, features Dr Austen Ivereigh, Catholic commentator and West London Citizens organiser; Dr Ellie Lee, University of Kent lecturer and co-ordinator of Pro-Choice Forum; Adrian Stott, Optimum Population Trust trustee and Mark Walport, director of the Wellcome Trust.
- Article by Steve Connor: Is Britain going to be able to support an ever-expanding population?
- Article by Juliette Jowit: Three’s a crowd