- Jun 4, 2010
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- Serbian Orthodox
- Diocese of New Gracanica
Nice way to quote out of context. I said nothing about abortion. I said "mandatory sterilization after maximum size has been reached". The definition for where this size would lay is up for debate, supposing such a policy were enacted, though if it the decision were mine I would consider maximum size to be where the family can support the children without permanent government assistance. People have no right to breed more children and then refuse to take care of them. I believe that some people fall on hard times. I have stated in numerous places that I believe in a safety net but not a safety hammock. If your parents were working class yet still managed to take care of you and your siblings, then I don't see what the problem is. If neither of them were working and requiring the state to support them and their children while simultaneously continuing to breed...well, sorry, but that is wrong. I don't care how people support themselves, so long as they do. I believe that we should do our Christian duty and help people who have fallen on hard times, because God knows it could happen to any of us at any time, but at the same time everyone should do everything in their power to not squander the talents and blessings that God gave them and do their best to support themselves.stanley123 said:Who will decide when parents are incapable of supporting their children? Would it be Kathleen Sebelius, Hillary Clinton, Madeline Alldark or Elena Kagan ? My siblings and I were brought up in a situation where we were well below the poverty line, with four children to one small bedroom. Every night we would all get together in prayer before a small shrine we set up in honor of the Mother of God. And in the end, we made it just fine. I would have hated to have some ignorant government functionary come by and demand that my mother had to get an abortion after 2 children, or else. That would amount to killing off some of my siblings.vamrat said:I could get behind limiting family sizes on those incapable of supporting them through means of mandatory sterilization...
And not only that, but if you are going to make limiting family size dependent on the financial status of the parents, this rewards crooks who made millions through illegal alcohol trafficking during prohibition, or mafia people who made millions on illegal enterprises, while penalising the honest, hard working, sweating, laborer who is trying to make ends meet on a meager income which puts him below the poverty level.