You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #18: Should be "Right to NOT bear children." [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 01:09 PM
Response to Original message
18. Should be "Right to NOT bear children."
It's not very often that anyone is forcibly denied to ability to have kids. I mostly hear it regarding the mentally disabled, or in rumors from massively overpopulated dictatorships (which usually want MORE kids, not less.)

But ask any couple who have chosen to NOT bear kids about the flack they get from all sides. Wannabe grandparents, siblings, friends and coworkers, fellow churchgoers, Even neo-racial supremicists. EVERYONE feels uninhibited about lambasting a couple who choses to not have kids.

Howabout the right of childless couple to get the equivelent of maternity/paternity leave? Paid daycare? Reduced per-person insurance costs? Tax reductions? It goes on and on.

end :rant:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -the right to bear children Kali  Dec-12-05 12:49 PM   #0 
  - Interesting  TX-RAT   Dec-12-05 12:53 PM   #1 
  - Thats very true, my grandmother was one of thirteen during  AuntPatsy   Dec-12-05 12:54 PM   #2 
     - ...amazing fortitude, is an understatement.  TX-RAT   Dec-12-05 01:14 PM   #24 
     - I love stories such as yours and your right, we thinking we  AuntPatsy   Dec-12-05 01:25 PM   #29 
     - one of thirteen  TX-RAT   Dec-12-05 02:38 PM   #46 
  - While we're at it, why not steralize the poor?  SteppingRazor   Dec-12-05 12:55 PM   #3 
  - We could just bring back eugenics.  ultraist   Dec-12-05 02:21 PM   #44 
  - One of those things that might sound good on paper...  SmokingJacket   Dec-12-05 12:55 PM   #4 
  - No abortions for the poor  ticapnews   Dec-12-05 01:01 PM   #10 
  - Jaysis.  Warpy   Dec-12-05 12:56 PM   #5 
  - It's not a problem for the very poor or very wealthy. It's a problem for  CottonBear   Dec-12-05 12:57 PM   #6 
  - I hear you...  waiting for hope   Dec-12-05 01:08 PM   #17 
  - exactly.  Maine-ah   Dec-12-05 01:13 PM   #23 
  - I don't know what the rules are there, but in AZ  Kali   Dec-12-05 01:30 PM   #31 
     - Oh yeah, midwifes are big everywhere. nt  thereismore   Dec-12-05 01:34 PM   #33 
  - I hear you too  Kali   Dec-12-05 01:37 PM   #35 
  - Actually, it is a problem for the poor with welfare reform time limits  ultraist   Dec-12-05 02:20 PM   #43 
  - That sounds wacky  quinnox   Dec-12-05 12:58 PM   #7 
  - I'm pro-choice  lwfern   Dec-12-05 12:59 PM   #8 
  - I'm pro-choice too...  Xenotime   Dec-12-05 01:03 PM   #13 
  - I don't think the State should dictate  calico1   Dec-12-05 01:00 PM   #9 
  - another thought for those who would attempt this  Kali   Dec-12-05 01:02 PM   #11 
  - What should be mandatory is parental education classes for adolesents and  Larkspur   Dec-12-05 01:02 PM   #12 
  - I favor parenting regulation...  Terran   Dec-12-05 01:06 PM   #14 
  - Oh I think this has been answered long ago  MsUnderstood   Dec-12-05 01:07 PM   #15 
  - my buddy Bar Code Dan is against abortion ....  LizMoonstar   Dec-12-05 01:09 PM   #19 
  - No way. I wouldn't be here today, my parents couldn't afford  VaYallaDawg   Dec-12-05 01:08 PM   #16 
  - Should be "Right to NOT bear children."  Ready4Change   Dec-12-05 01:09 PM   #18 
  - Paid daycare? Reduced per-person insurance rates?  walldude   Dec-12-05 01:21 PM   #27 
  - My experience.  Ready4Change   Dec-12-05 02:58 PM   #49 
  - well I was kind of getting to that  Kali   Dec-12-05 01:50 PM   #38 
  - And when an employer tells someone that  RGBolen   Dec-12-05 04:37 PM   #51 
  - One particular change I'd make...  phantom power   Dec-12-05 01:10 PM   #20 
  - Do we abolish adoption?  JackBeck   Dec-12-05 01:11 PM   #21 
  - What if a family has a change of circumstance, comes on hard times?  MissMarple   Dec-12-05 01:13 PM   #22 
  - I support an Estate Tax ...  TahitiNut   Dec-12-05 01:14 PM   #25 
  - here goes: there should be a cap.  mainegreen   Dec-12-05 01:15 PM   #26 
  - You cannot stop people from screwing  LoneDriver   Dec-12-05 01:23 PM   #28 
  - I think only couples where one of the parents have a Master's  new_beawr   Dec-12-05 01:28 PM   #30 
  - Who says what is affordable?  trixie   Dec-12-05 02:45 PM   #47 
     - I was being sarcastic  new_beawr   Dec-12-05 04:21 PM   #50 
  - sure  evirus   Dec-12-05 01:33 PM   #32 
  - there should be some sort of birth control in the water supply  kmlewis   Dec-12-05 01:34 PM   #34 
  - Interesting, in a 3rd Reich meets Gattaca sort of a way. nt  tjwash   Dec-12-05 01:44 PM   #36 
  - Wow. I think I'm right of center on this one  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-12-05 01:44 PM   #37 
  - What about required classes  Kali   Dec-12-05 01:55 PM   #40 
     - I'm all for that  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-12-05 02:01 PM   #41 
  - When I say, "Government out of my uterus," I mean it all the way  Book Lover   Dec-12-05 01:54 PM   #39 
  - Money should not be an issue.  blindpig   Dec-12-05 02:08 PM   #42 
  - It doesn't have to be regulated.  Cleita   Dec-12-05 02:25 PM   #45 
  - I wish people would consider that prior to having children  noonwitch   Dec-12-05 02:48 PM   #48 
  - I don't favor controls or limits  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-13-05 01:52 AM   #52 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC