Minette Marrin in today's Sunday Times
Discusses a Dutch politician's idea of enforced contraception for "unfit" parents.
Quite a topic. I can't work out what my response is. On the one hand I can see that it is unfair for children to grow up in homes where they will not learn to be a successful, happy, law-abiding person. On the other hand, taking away the ability to have a child seems way outside what the state should be allowed to do.
What I am certain though, is that the state welfare system should not be designed so that it encourages childbirth to people dependant on welfare.
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