My premise, over population and lack of resources, either being the cause of the other.
I am trying to place myself in that time devoid of my present feelings and emotions. If living in such a world, the attitudes of the people will have become somewhat different as a whole than they are now.
(I could even see the Catholic Church reversing it's position on contraceptives.)
How it would start and where it would end up.
This is what I am thinking of. ???
Steps would be taken by our law makers and those steps would increasingly become more strict if the population continued to outpace the resources.
If voluntary euthanasia isn't in place, if and before said times come about, it will be one of the first things passed. As well as limiting the amount of children that can be had. (China)
Those who can not afford to provide for a child's needs will be next to have laws passed on them. *
Forms of eugenics will also play. With technology being what it is, those who can afford it (if not already happening by that time), will probably want to give their offspring the best chance possible to survive in such a world and this will be done through genetic manipulation. (A form of eugenics.) I can't see that as wrong in any way.
* ~ **Not allowing those who couldn't afford to provide for a child's needs to have children, is, in and of itself, another form of eugenics. And based on how things would be at the time, I could not see it as a bad thing. **
If a person/couple/family could not provide for the extra cost of supporting a disabled child they most likely wouldn't be allowed to have one, so testing would be done early, with prevention as the outcome. More eugenics.
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Honestly. I don't know if this wouldn't be a good thing to implement now.
As far as I am concerned, people shouldn't be bringing children into this world that they themselves cannot provide for.