Should biological parenthood be licensed/regulated? Watch

Juichiro
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(Original post by Truths)
1.In our country we have a help line dedicated for those kind of children. The majority if parents raise their child efficiently. And again, assigning a social worker to every family is a waste of resources and is not even possible anyway.

Something as cumbersome as the adoption process takes like 6 years to finalise. So 2.if that is our standard for every family, that is way too time consuming and redundant. And against human rights I'm sure.
1. Well, you could also say that the government has a lot of power on individuals and the majority of time it uses this power safely. Another option would be controlling reproduction rates.

2. The adoption process is obviously too long. But better have few great families that lots of average/bad ones. Look at the top countries in education and happiness. They are countries with a low population.
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(Original post by Chlorophile)
Driving and flying are not natural human functions. Reproduction is one of the basic features of life. There's quite a big difference between regulating a natural function like having babies and regulating driving a car. I'm not entirely sure if entrusting the government with powers over basic bodily functions is a great idea.
Whether it is a natural function is irrelevant. The right to having the best childhood is also a natural right. You are already trusting the government with your health, education and personal safety. Control over your reproduction would only be another add-on.
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Adults wanting to adopt go through a notoriously complicated bureocratic maze to ensure that the child will be fine. Why is there is no similar protection for children against their biological parents? Or why should non-biological children be more entitled to safeguarding than biological children?

Discuss!
It's all well and good in theory, to say that parents need to be deemed capable of raising children well before having the right to create them, but how exactly are you going to enforce it?

Even if a couple hasn't got a licence, once they've actually created a child it's a little late to do anything about it, isn't it? Any sanction you prescribe (e.g. imprisoning the parents) is likely to leave that child even worse off than they would have been otherwise.
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