Life continues. It was very good to whinge about being an… - Sally's Journal
I agree that having children isn't a basic right - my problems are (1) how you work out which parents are 'deserving' - I'm not sure I'd trust social workers, or courts or civil servants or whoever to make that decision, (2) whether there would be enough adoptive parents to look after all the children thus taken away - I could imagine the state ending up paying for them anyway (though if we banned IVF, or at least stopped it from being available on the NHS, that would help) and (3) (which is similar to (1)) there would almost certainly be some children taken away from their parents who would have thrived with them.
re. sterilization - who cares what 'the world' believes? It's better to be inconsistent and sometimes right than consistently wrong. We agree that they're wrong about sterilization, but that has no bearing on whether they're wrong about 12-year-olds keeping their babies.
The world is wrong about sterilization