Is it ethical to restrict certain members of society from breeding?

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  1. andrew savage profile image57
    andrew savageposted 6 years ago

    Is it ethical to restrict certain members of society from breeding?

    Is there anything unethical about restricting members of society, such as the handicapped certain criminals, from breeding in our society?

  2. MickS profile image66
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    No, to answer the main question.  Yes to the auxillary bit.
    Two conflicting questions.

    1. MickS profile image66
      MickSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Over here in the UK, when the cow Thatcher was elected, a couple of tories were reputed to have said that people from socio-econimic clas 6/7 should only be allowed to breed when industry requires it, that is unacceptable policy.

  3. CertifiedHandy profile image74
    CertifiedHandyposted 6 years ago

    Of course not if you consider racism to be a virtue...HIS

    1. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How did you arrive at racism? Furthermore all racist ideology stems from the failure to acknowledge Mankind as one race.

    2. CertifiedHandy profile image74
      CertifiedHandyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @Andrew I didn't arrive at racism you did. Racism didn't stem from racist ideology because  ideas must be acted on. Racism is the result of the actions of men who believe they are superior and have a right to control others.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No, it would not be ethical to restrict certain member of society from breeding.  (It might be tempting, but it would be wrong)

  5. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    There is a big difference in this society between ethical and responsible. There are plenty of types of people who should be restricted from breeding.
    The definition of ethical is morally correct. I'd like to think it is morally correct and responsible to stop a pediophile from reproducing.

    1. CertifiedHandy profile image74
      CertifiedHandyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @Peeps and Andrew. The mere fact that someone would entertain the notion of "restricting" others from "breeding" is inhumane. No one, absolutely has a right to determine who should reproduce. Notice, I said reproduce because only animals breed.

    2. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Say what you want but I know a man who has sexually abused 5 girls and people like that should have NO rights in my opinion. I'd say it's inhumane to allow someone like that to have a child he could then abuse.

    3. CertifiedHandy profile image74
      CertifiedHandyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @Peeps yes. I agree lock him up and treat the cause of his crime or mental illness. But no one has the right to use genocide as means to control people. This world and especially America is the way it is because Europeans are oppossed with playin God

    4. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A farmer does not plant his seed in whatever field he comes to. He plants the seed only in the field that will most successfully do the job. He then takes other fields and whips them into shape to become the host to bring forth the best of the best.

    5. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can obviously tell there is a point to what you said andrew but I'm having a hard time understanding it. Could you say it in a different way?

  6. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 6 years ago

    Arrogant?  Yes.  Intrusive?  Absolutely.  Violative of some of our most basic human and Constitutional rights.  You'd better believe it. 

    Unethical?  It would be unethical, illegal, and repugnant to MAKE or *DARE* try to enforce such a restriction.

    1. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't understand. I really don't. There are some people with genetic diseases that will pass the disease on. They need counseling but if you can have children and are able to care for them a child is a blessing.

    2. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      With you 100%, sweetie.  smile

    3. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Does anyone else see the harm in allowing humans to randomly breed? There are 8 billion souls walking the planet right now and there really is no true sign that the growth rate is going to stabilize. We should be evolving.

    4. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      *Natural* selection, yes.  But genome engineering via "quality human speciman commitee" is just grotesque.

    5. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is it so unnatural? After all, wolves do it through selecting alpha males. And they are only one example. Why can't we decide who procreates and who does not?

    6. ShyeAnne profile image88
      ShyeAnneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Again Andrew, who is going to make the decisions? I think you may be an extra-terrestrial science project gone bad. Gonna pray for you.

    7. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Why condemn a soul to live in a vessel that is flawed? The greater sin is allowing people to breed in a laissez-faire manner. The amount of people with genetic disorders and gene related problems is too high. Nothing is wrong with seeking perfection.

    8. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The question itself is very revealing.  "Breeding" is used in a subconsciously derogatory way here.  A neutral questioner would have used "procreate".  Are those not perfect to be regarded as dogs?

  7. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    No, not if they are in society. And yes, if they are handicapped criminals. Have you seen those individuals? They should remain locked up.

    1. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hello I'm handicapped. That's an insult. Those people.
      And we aren't criminals. You need to broaden your horizons,
      There's nothing wrong with me. If I could have had children they would have been beautiful. Grow up!

    2. profile image0
      SaritaJBonitaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So I just checked out your Hub profile and I get it (duh).  I was hoping a Hubber with an attitude like that couldn't have such a high score, lol

    3. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I meant handicapped or criminals. Forgive the typo, but hubpages will not allow me to edit my own question. Also, I do not believe that lor's stories can have children, even if he is able to.

    4. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I mean handicapped criminals in a sense of violent offenders with mental difficulties. There is a prison of them about 45 minutes from my house. I don't mean just any handicapped person. Learn to analyze a comment. You would never survive bullying.

    5. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Honey I did survive the worst kind of bullying. And I'm way older than you.
      I believe you mean the Criminally Insane.
      Shall I write how I was bullied as an 8 year old?
      It wasn't pretty,
      But I'm here.
      I can't have children. I wish I could,

    6. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There is another name for them but I cannot think of it. Then we are from the same boat.

  8. Lor's Stories profile image61
    Lor's Storiesposted 6 years ago

    Why ask a question?!
    If there isn't genetic illness, no.
    But who do you think shouldn't have kids?
    Are you just curious or just being mean?
    If two people are healthy mentally and physically or even if they have a disability if they can have their own children then anyone has the right to have children.
    You seem young so maybe you need to understand that it's nature who determines who can have children.
    This kind of question scares me.
    Or are you trying to make a master race. Because that was tried and it failed.
    Check out human biology.

    1. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There is genetic illness among the population- death. Until death has been conquered we should intelligently breed and design the next generation. Of course I am able to list other genetic disorders, as well as cancers, but why? Death is disease.

    2. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Death is a part of life. It's a cycle.
      I wonder what are they teaching kids
      Death is not a disease.

    3. ShyeAnne profile image88
      ShyeAnneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Forgive what may sound like sarcasm, but what planet are you from? Intelligently breed and design the next generation?  I do not believe death is disease, I believe death is by the design of a power far greater than you or I can truly imagine. Peace

    4. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This question is really freaky

    5. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is only freaky because your way of perception is oriented differently. For example, what is freaky about asking this question? Can you think of anything at all?
      What is so wrong if society decides to engineer the species to become more fit?

  9. profile image0
    SaritaJBonitaposted 6 years ago

    I find this question morally reprehensible, but to make an interesting point... Planned  Parenthood came out of the eugenics movement.  Basically they thought that birth control was only a virtue for people of color. 

    @ Iburmaster.... Do us all a favor.  Read a book

    1. andrew savage profile image57
      andrew savageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Asking a question is morally reprehensible to you? What is it like to live in the dark?

    2. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think he' reading Twilight books. Where the male turns into a wolf.
      I agree read a real book. Maybe oh heck I don't know.
      Maybe one on how to crawl out of the rock you are living under.

  10. ShyeAnne profile image88
    ShyeAnneposted 6 years ago

    Wow, I cannot freaking believe you asked this question. Who gets to choose? Who's society do you speak of? Our sense of entitlement when making decisions for those that are marginalised on our planet in all our cultures is in serious need of an overhaul.
    Who do we think we are?
    Just sayin'

    1. Lor's Stories profile image61
      Lor's Storiesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. I guess we Are going back in time.
      What are teens thinking these days.
      I agree some genetic illnesses are passed on through parents. Unfortunately some parents don't even know they carry a defect until the baby is born and they do die soon.

 
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