February 1st, 2009 18:01 EST
Couples Should Only Be Allowed To Have Two Children
The case of the California woman who gave birth to eight babies, when she already had six young children at home has brought the issue of overpopulation to the forefront.
It`s financially and morally irresponsible for a bankrupt mother of six to have eight embryos implanted in her uterus, but unfortunately it`s not illegal.
Not only should it be illegal for a woman to avail herself of fertility services when she already has a large brood, but it should be against the law for any couple to have more than two children.
"COUPLES who have more than two children are being `irresponsible` by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government`s green adviser has warned.
Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government`s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population."
"Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them." Psalm 127:3-5
That may have been true in Old Testament times, but with a world population of 7 billion hungry souls, that`s no longer the case. According to the book of Reyes 12: 3-4 Bearing more than two children can wreak more devastation than a shower of arrows. Happy is the man who has only two.
Nadya Suleman, the irresponsible and selfish woman who gave birth to octuplets is already trying to cash in on her fame. She`s trying to work out a deal to appear on Oprah`s show for a fee of $2 million.
Pundits and talking heads have unleashed their fury on Suleman, but everyday people should let her know exactly how she feels. Suleman dreams of basking in the spotlight when she leaves the hospital, but instead I hope that she will be hiding from the wrath of the public.
But anyone who has more than two kids should also be ashamed. To have more than two children is a sin against humankind and an offense against Mother Earth.