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Is Buddhism antinatalist?

I was listening to a discussion with David Benatar, and the point that Buddhism seems to be antinatalist was raised. It seems that people argue this both ways. Can Buddhism be said to be antinatalist? ...
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Where does Benatar defend in 'Better Never to Have Been' that (though logically possible) absence of pleasure can't be bad?

Source: Benatar, David. Better Never to Have Been (2008 1 edn). pp. 30 Bottom - 31 Top. [...] it strikes me as true that (3) the absence of pain is good, even if that good is not enjoyed ...