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Thread: A license to have children [W:81]

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    What about someone with chronic paranoid schizophrenia and alcohol dependence?

    What about a woman with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder who has already had three children for which she cannot effectively care (and they've been removed by the state and placed elsewhere)?

    Mental illness, addiction, personality disorders, poverty... all of these things put children through hell. Why is the right to keep reproducing so sacrosanct?
    Please tell me you aren't arguing in favor of that stance. The level of barbarism in this thread is staggering and disgusting.
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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    Should people be required to qualify and obtain a license to have children? If so, what should be the standards to qualify and why?

    People need a license to drive, hunt, fish, etc and society is inundated with government regulations as it is, and yet people can breed freely without regard for their ability to provide for their children and regardless of genetic health. Personally, I think it would be disastrous to give the government control over reproduction, especially considering the lousy job it does with everything else. And yet, it is illogical for unhealthy and/or poverty stricken people to breed.
    LOL

    I wish more than anything that we can keep the idiots from birthing - but we just have to tolerate them, anyway . . . because it's just impossible to control such a thing.
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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Please tell me you aren't arguing in favor of that stance. The level of barbarism in this thread is staggering and disgusting.
    In favor of what stance?

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I wish more than anything that we can keep the idiots from birthing - but we just have to tolerate them, anyway . . . because it's just impossible to control such a thing.
    Should we have to take care of the idiots' children for them, or should we leave the children to suffer their idiot parents?

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Should we have to take care of the idiots' children for them, or should we leave the children to suffer their idiot parents?
    I just have to know--are you a parent yoursef? Are you a theorist or a practictioner?

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    In favor of what stance?
    Going after those individuals you cited with sterilization practices.
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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    No benefits.
    And the children involved, what will happen to them then? The "unlicenced" children should not be forced to suffer.


    Let's grow some consciences here, please.

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I just have to know--are you a parent yoursef? Are you a theorist or a practictioner?
    In between. Due date: Aug. 22

    And don't make fun of me just because my alias is Neomalthusian.

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Going after those individuals you cited with sterilization practices.
    Well think about this: Would you rather approve of the sterilization of a person with serious impairments, or take care of his/her child after several years of abuse and/or neglect?

    I realize that on a personal level this is a false dichotomy but on a societal level it is not.

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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Licensing these things is far to intrusive.
    I've floated the idea of making, state benefits for the 1st child "free" with the 2nd (and subsiquent) children being done on loan, which has to be paid back after the child/children reaches the age of majority(18).

    It adds a consequence, but not an inhumane one.
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