First try and keep it civil please. I won't hesitate to report any anti or pro abortion bashing mindsets, or anything like that. Personally children should be a privilege. There's more than enough stories of abuse, neglect, etc. to turn one's stomach on a nearly daily basis and such behavior is either dealt by the child's biological parents or by foster / step parents because the biological parents aren't fit to be parents [had their kids taken away from them]. One friend of mine mentioned that parents should be screened and given a license to have kids and I agree. If you don't have the economic, social, or mental stability to look after yourself - what are you offering a child? To those that say kids are rights ... what rights do the children have born to drug abusers so desperate they'll sell their own children out as little prostitutes [and yes, that has happened many times]? What rights does a child have as the abusive father or mother breaks their bones? It's not as if humans are in danger of becoming extinct - there's 7 billion of us, and our numbers are growing every year. And in some way animals are brighter - I mean, no insult to anyone, not even insects reproduce without food and Africa isn't the only country where starvation / hunger [1 in 7 Canadian kids for example go to school hungry] is a problem.