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Writer's Block: You and me and baby makes three 
23rd-Sep-2010 11:45 am
Do you think having children is a fundamental human right? Should there should be any restrictions?

I think the right to choose weather or not to have them is a right.
I don't think there should necessarily be restrictions per-say (I am very much against the way China's one child rule is enforced), but I do believe that having more than a couple should be discouraged.
We're heading towards overpopulation as it is, more people = less resources = more problems.
I think a lot of the encouraging people to breed needs to stop to.
It is scary how many people I used to go to school with have babies already (one of them is up to her third!), I'm 21!
A lot of people seem to be having babies for the welfare benefits, not because they want children, I was told on the phone to Student Loans once that if I didn't want my loan means tested on my parents wages then I should "just have a baby".
I find this absolutely insane.
Then there's the "babies as fashion accessories crowd", I have a friend who sometimes will not shut up about how she wnts a kid so she can dress it in Lolita clothes.
Excuse me, but a baby is not a doll, if you want to dress something up get a Barbie.
I think people should be educated more about the responsibilities of looking after children.
I also think there should be restrictions on IVF, that stuff costs the NHS a fortune, an Aunt of mine keeps having it done over and over again and it keeps failing, yet she won't adopt because she wants "a baby of her own" and she's always the first to criticise the NHS when they refuse to give people cancer treatments because they can't afford them.
Sorry I appear to have gone off on a tangent.
Perfect Whispers 
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24th-Sep-2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Maybe that's the next big substyle...Vom lolita...
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24th-Sep-2010 06:15 am (UTC)
That's what happens when you eat to many cupcake prints!
5th-Jan-2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
In my country, we're encouraging people to have kids...because we kinda have the opposite problem -- most people don't want to have kids or they just stop at one, which means our population is aging too rapidly and we'll have problems supporting our elderly.

The ones more likely to have a large brood these days are the religious people, which... I won't go into that I guess.

But our IVF isn't supplemented by anything I think, otherwise I'd have heard something about that by now. It's probably why IVF's not abused over here cos we make people pay for it.
5th-Jan-2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
I've not dressed my kid in loli before.

I tend to be very picky about her clothes in terms of comfort... The thought has crossed my mind that if I do wear a loli outfit for some special occasion, it might be nice for her to wear a kind of skirt in a similar material, but I wouldn't go all out to dress her in loli, it would just be wrong...esp at her age.
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