Michael, a thoughtful reader of our Fundamentals blog, posted a comment about our proposed principle, Ensure every child is wanted, in which he asks: “[This] goes beyond sustainability’s purview, doesn’t it?”

Sightline has long argued that family planning plays a significant role in a range of sustainability issues, starting with our book Misplaced Blame back in 1997, and as recently as our latest book, Cascadia Scorecard 2005 (pdf)–not to mention as a regular feature of this blog.

But what do you think?

Does “Ensure every child is wanted” belong on our short list of sustainability principles?

Don’t leave your comment here, though. Navigate to our full discussion of principles and values and give us a piece of your mind!