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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:21 PM

For Father's Day, WA Councilman Offers 'I Didn't Reproduce Day'

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA Yes, it's quite a coincidence. But no, Bainbridge Island City Councilman Ron Peltier's idea to celebrate "I Didn't Reproduce Day" on the third Sunday in June was not a jab at Father's Day.

Peltier, a first-term Councilman, caused quite a stir this with news of his "I Didn't Reproduce Day" proclamation. He got the idea from a neighbor, a single woman who works as a farmer and doesn't have kids, who shared a Bill Maher monologue. In it, Maher talks about a holiday for people who don't have kids, a "none-in-the-oven" day.

The idea struck Peltier as "clever," but there was something deeper. People who don't have kids or choose not to are actually making a big contribution to the environment, he said.

"Rising population are having an effect on the biosphere and our ecosystem," he said. "I think it's pretty well-established that rising populations will make life more difficult."


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