Yes...I did read the article
Whilst I agree that we need other people in order to maintain our society - and that this fact makes the existence of children important to all of us (and necessary to maintain the species) - that doesn't change anything.
It's still, generally, a choice that individuals make as to whether or not they want to have children. The consequences of that choice may be significant for other people, but most people still make that choice for themselves and the kind of lifestyle that they want.
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19-08-2012 08:52 #34
Secondly, you've chosen to continue with the pregnancy.
Obviously it's not a lifestyle choice if you lack other reasonable options (eg. rape where you have no access to abortions). However... in our society, it' usually a choice whether or not to have a child.
19-08-2012 08:55 #35
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19-08-2012 08:56 #37
Perhaps I've asked the wrong question. Perhaps the question should be... are all lifestyle choices equally deserving of societal support and consideration?
19-08-2012 08:57 #38
Are children a "lifestyle choice"?
Career breaks and flexible working should be open to all though (and these just need to be considered - applications don't need to be accepted by law).
It is a lifestyle choice IMO but obviously we need people to have children and jobs, etc need to be protected. I've also always been very pro PPL and childcare assistance even before having my own. And even more so now lol!
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