To raise the child to be happy, healthy, and successful in whatever path they choose
To help them before a moral citizen
To value God (or deity of your choice) over everything else
To be a free spirit
To agree with your political and cultural values
To get them out of the house ASAP
the "out" answer (rootabega)
Next: do you believe the species go extinct based on moral grounds? That other species besides humans have morals? Interesting. And wrong.
And third, I was speaking of species, humans specifically, yet you commented on individuals. Odd. Everyone does not have to procreate to contribute to society and all the things I listed however (religion, culture, science, art, laws, etc.). Again....that's kind of the point.
That is completely separate from creating society. So IMO, since anything can procreate, there's no point in elevating it....it is the societal aspect that is the primary reason for human success at the top of the food chain (metaphorically speaking).
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Again, obviously it is subjective and what actually counts is the final goal of your assumption. So one would ask how you justify anything by saying, 'procreation is superior,' when everything does it.
To raise the child to be happy, healthy, and successful in whatever path they choose and to help them become a moral citizen. So, #1 and #2
I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.