If it would have no negative impact on people’s health, would you render everyone in the world sterile except during months in which they took a cheap, readily available “fertility” pill? How much do you think birth rates would drop if conceiving a child required such a deliberate act?
Well, that would certainly eliminate unwanted pregnancies. However, I happen to know that I was an “accident” and this procedure would have eliminated my existence as well. I do think that birth rates would drop, which I don’t necessarily believe would be a bad thing. I mean, our planet is in danger of reaching the point of overpopulation if we stay our current course. Maybe we’re already there.
The super villain in me thinks the sterilization vs. fertility pill idea would be a good one. But then there’s that part of me with a moral compass that would constantly question the human rights of it all. So I guess I’d have to be against such a system.
But what do you think? Would you be in favor of this kind of population control? Let me know down in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.