Advisor & counsel
Carter's ethics, legal and policy career started with the US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, and his thesis reframed the right to have children in intergenerational and child-centric terms. His new book "Justice as a Fair Start in Life" was published in Sept 2021. Carter founded the organization Having Kids, developing a human rights-based, “zero baseline” family planning model with an exponentially greater impact on sustainability and animal protection than downstream alternatives. He is Policy Director and board member of the Fair Start Movement, where future children are a specially protected class. His work has been published by Yale, Duke, and Northwestern Universities, the New York Times, The Hill, Washington Times, International Herald Tribune and peer-reviewed journals.