Should governments pass laws that limit the number of children couples can have because of the exponentially increasing human population?

  • Yes to limiting children

    People are having more children than they can support or they are killing them. The population is getting to high for the earth to support. More droughts and fewer food sources in other countries can easily be the United States. It is time to limit the amount of children couples can have.

  • It's about my rights measured against your rights

    If I work harder, I have to forfeit my ownership of resources just because someone else needs to be fed? I need to forfeit my ownership of resources because someone else's parents decided to have children they can't take care of? I must pay for medical aid for someone else when I can hardly afford my own medical care? That's insanity! Too many people are envoking human rights because of thanatophobia than they are envoking property rights because of overpopulation (long-term death). People want to solve the short-term. Even if it means you will no longer have a room inside your own house to read your own book privately because someone else needs the space and half the sheets and half the paper from your book to keep warm. It's absolutely nonsensical. A balanced population means everyone gets the same quality of life. Two kids between a couple. That's it! Each child replaces the parent. And any parent who exceeds this gets the death penalty. And their children get limited to one or no kids.

  • Yes, or nature will do it for us

    The human population is growing at an unsustainable rate. Exponential growth cannot be continued, as eventually humans will reach Earth's carrying capacity. If the pattern continues and the government does nothing to stop it, there will be more people than Earth has enough resources for. People will begin to die at a fast rate until the graph of human population goes from an exponential growth to logistic growth. If governments limit the amount children a couple can have to, for example, two, it will be just enough so that the children will replace both parents, and the human population will level off.

  • This is Not Up For Discussion

    Being a child that is put up for adoption because of a one-child policy, I disagree with a law that restricts parents to have a set amount of children. Parents should have the freedom to have as many children as they wish. If there is a set amount of children, then what if all the first borns were males, or vise-versa. Eventually it would get to the point that boys/girls would out number the girls/boys and then there would be an even bigger threat of there not being a big enough population to sustain us. If the law is put in place and a couple still has a child, exceeding the limit then they have to decide between abortion and adoption. Both are very hard decisions because in both cases their child will never know who their mother and father are. If having too many children is a problem, and having an abortion is a problem, then the only option is adoption; and that still doesn't solve an over-population problem because children are still being born.

  • Why should this even be a question

    People should have the right to have as many children as they want because it would be their responsibility and they would have to provide for the children. If the government did put a limit people would just break it because it's there lives and they should be able to bring how many people in this world

  • No No No

    If more governments were to do this than we would have problems with people killing there infants china did this and they had people killing there daughters because they wanted males this would just be stupid. There are to many people on this earth but restricting the amount of children people can have is stupid a real solution to reduce population is to promote adoption around the world the more people adopt the better.

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