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DanielleNicole3238
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MortalWombat
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Limits of a right to procreate

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DanielleNicole3238
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/17/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DanielleNicole3238

Pro

There should be a law in place with mandatory criteria individuals should have to meet in order to procreate. I feel that many parents are not qualified to care for another life. We already regulate who may and may not adopt children. . . I just feel the criteria should be more strict and apply to reproduction in general as well.
I think this shouldve taken place when resources were developed to rescue children due to bad parenting
Parents are solely responsible for a childs well-being, health and safety, and influence. The impact of a parental role is what molds the child"s habits and personality.
"Ineffective parenting has been linked to behavioral problems such as delinquency, criminality and academic problems for children. Indiana Parenting Institute, a parenting education and resource center, finds that effective parenting provides a child with positive discipline, parental support, and respect for herself and others."
I think the criteria should include things such as
- Being financially stable
- Ability to pass randomized tests containing parenting and common knowledge criteria
- Being emotionally stable

http://www.chiff.com...
http://www.messup.net...#
http://everydaylife.globalpost.com...
MortalWombat

Con

While Pros views are admirable I would have to strongly disagree with the points being made.

While i do feel that every child deserves the right to happy healthy home I feel that somehow finding a way to restrict the rights to procreate is:

-Costly and Difficult

-Would Result In An Overflow Of The Adoption System (If babies illegally 'created' where taken away at birth)

-And A Violation Of Human Rights

The cost of creating a new government agency to regulate and issue out "baby creation licenses" would be costly and eat up more money. And regulation would most definitely fail. Most babies are accidents/unplanned. Therefore trying to halt the creation of babies through laws would be seriously difficult and pointless.

If any government where to pass a law such as this in my opinion many people would disregard it as most people have granted protections and such. But i feel that this would eventually lead to an overflow of the Adoption System as many new babies would poor in with parents quick to follow and demand they be given their baby. This would lead to either:

A- The Adoption System Having To Reform

or

B- The Adoption System Failing Entirely

And finally I would call this a violation of human rights. As i truly believe the government has no place deciding on matters of spirit and love. With that being said who is to define on a piece of paper how to parent the 'correct way'. People come from a multitude of different parenting backgrounds and many people end up just as normal as the next person. To define the correct way to parent and or care for your children is for the government to basically tale control of the youth of the country in a direct manipulative manner.
Debate Round No. 1
DanielleNicole3238

Pro

Restricting the rights to procreate is costly and difficult."

It would quickly begin to pay itself off because a lot of things as a result of bad parenting could be avoided,
As stated earlier in the debate from a site "Ineffective parenting has been linked to behavioral problems such as delinquency, criminality and academic problems for children. Indiana Parenting Institute, a parenting education and resource center, finds that effective parenting provides a child with positive discipline, parental support, and respect for herself and others.

"And A Violation Of Human Rights"
We have to take a test before driving a car . . . yet anyone is allowed to conceive and be responsible for another human being as they please? This is a little backwards. We've tried it this way and its not working. . . The criteria that would be required to be met is necessary and isn't anything absurd or unachievable

Some statistics:
Approximately 3,500 teenagers run away from home every day
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5 to 14 year olds " (That"s right, children as young as 5 years old!)
Approximately 1,500 teenagers will attempt suicide in the next twenty four hours

According to NCANDS whose latest statistics are for 2005 an estimated 3.3 million referrals of child abuse or neglect were received by public social service or CPS agencies. Of these referrals, 899,000 children were confirmed to be victims of abuse or neglect (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). That means about 12 out of every 1,000 children up to age 18 in the United States were found to be victims of maltreatment in 2005 (USDHHS, 2007).

http://www.americanhumane.org...-
MortalWombat

Con

MortalWombat forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
DanielleNicole3238

Pro

Next time I will make sure to add opponent qualifications . . .
The person who accepted the debate had just made the account that day and never logged back in :/
MortalWombat

Con

MortalWombat forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MegaBeast 1 year ago
MegaBeast
Don't criminalize the most natural thing humans do!
Posted by Preston 1 year ago
Preston
What about children born at home, or underage sex resulting in a child
Posted by Alexander_G 1 year ago
Alexander_G
What would the punishment be for those who fail to meet the standard yet make babies anyway?
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Vote Placed by philochristos 1 year ago
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