I think the American government should require everyone, no matter what gender, to be sterilized after having two kids (with exceptions for certain circumstances, such as rape resulting in pregnancy, and such cases). We are in a place environmentally where we simply cannot continue to support these crazy families of five, eight, thirteen children. Throughout my university degree I had to take science class after science class on natural disasters, global warming, the ocean, the climate, all kinds of different ecosystems, and it’s amazing how all of these things are being worsened by the grave overpopulation we’re facing as a planet. I’m sorry you want four kids, but I want a place to live. Children can be a gift, but they are also a privilege. If you’ve already had a couple, it’s time to be happy with those two and stop being so egotistical that you think the world would be better off with three or four more of you. Start to care about how many resources those children are going to take up, how much waste they’re going to generate, how much energy they will use.
Yeah, that worked so well with China, now look what happened.
I don’t know much about families in America, like how many children they have, but I’m certain controlling how many children each family can have in America doesn’t really solve the overpopulation problem.
The average children per family in America is around 2. while in Nigeria it’s 7. Big families in US are more of an exception.
America is the 3rd most populated country in the world, but not because of fertility. We attract a lot of immigrants here. It’s the “melting pot” for a reason.