Do you believe that parenthood is an unalienable right or a privilege? Should there be testing & licensing for parenthood in terms of emotional, mental, psychological, & socioeconomic fitness?
A right. if there were testing, who would determine what kind of testing was appropriate? The scariness of that scenario is unthinkable. And what would happen if people disobeyed? Would they take their kid away? Abort them?
Parenting classes, before marriage. Marriage before sex.
I don't think a license to have children is doable. I wish it was, but it probably isn't.
Humans work best in liberty once they are adults. In their younger years, humans are willingly obedient to their parents and society, but as they mature they have the God-given right to guide their own wills and lives. Having children is a right, as independence is a right ...
But it can be misused and abused.
(PS That is a family from the seventies, I think.)
It's either a right or you're willing to A) sterilize anyone you deem unfit or B) take children from any parents you deem unfit.
Although the practice is primarily associated with Nazi Germany, the U.S. had forced sterilization on some individuals as well. Widespread or systematic forced sterilization has been recognized as a Crime against Humanity. Eugenicists believed poverty to be a characteristic of genetic inferiority.
In 1972, United States Senate committee testimony brought to light that at least 2,000 involuntary sterilizations had been performed on poor black women without their consent or knowledge.
Spartens did it. Killed babies that is.
We already take kids away from unfit parents it's called Termination of Parental Rights.
http://www.minellalawgroup.com/10-facto … r-custody/
"Opponents to the criminalization of a woman’s conduct during pregnancy argue that it violates constitutional rights, including a woman’s right to privacy and equal protection. More specifically, they contend that it interferes with a woman’s right to procreate and to bodily integrity, because it punishes the woman who decides to continue her pregnancy and motivates the woman who wishes to avoid criminal prosecution to terminate her pregnancy. Thus, these laws could encourage abortion." - http://www.law.uh.edu/healthlaw/perspec … gnant.html
http://www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.or … 92stat.htm
Not sure what your point is - that because the Spartans killed babies or that we forcibly sterilized in the past means we should do it now?
We take kids away...to protect them from harm, not to enforce not having kids. I see a difference - don't you?
Not sure what the last paragraph is really about, either, except the quaint notion that a young fetus is a person, which it is not? Whether it does or not, being pregnant is not a free pass to criminal activities.
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