Is Having An 18th Child An Eco-Crime Against Humanity?
For those of you who may have missed it, the Duggar family of Arkansas just had their 18th child. In a world of dwindling resources, this story has once again sparked a debate about whether humanity should be free to multiply as they wish or whether strict population controls are needed for the good of mankind.
For most of human history, the thought of the government or anyone else restricting how many children one could have was absolutely unthinkable.
However, today there are many, particularly in the Western world, who are more than willing to restrict their own reproductive capabilities.
One 27 year old woman named Toni Vernelli told the Daily Mail why she decided to get permanately sterilized: "Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, and adds to the problem of over-population."
Some activists have even gone to the extreme by forming "The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement" which seeks to reduce the presence of humanity on earth as much as possible.
Their motto is: “May we live long and die out”.
So is the ballooning population of planet earth a huge threat to the environment? Do we need to implement strict population controls for the good of mankind?....
Shattered Paradigm: Is Having An 18th Child An Eco-Crime Against Humanity?