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Should a license be required in order to have a child (procreate)?
A license should be required in order to have a child (procreate).
A licensing system controlling procreation would enable the government to direct human evolution towards positive eugenic ends.
It would be fair towards people who (have to) adopt to make the procedure to choose for procreation equally complex.
A parenting license system will lead to better childcare and parenting.
It is the duty of the state to maximize the quality of life of all its people.
Parenting licenses allow for earlier state intervention than current child protection processes. This is in the best interest of both child and parent(s), as well as society.
Parenting licenses violate parents' rights.
The practicalities of implementing such a policy would make it incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to implement in some countries.
It is impossible to design a test that accurately assesses the ability to be a parent.
Parenting licenses will bring undue harm to people.
The act of parenting itself can change a person for the better. A parenting license would take that chance away from a person because of their present condition without taking into account that parenting could inspire them to do better.
The state does not get a legitimate claim to the custody of children whose parents fail to get a license.
Such a test would adversely affect some groups in society more than others.
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