The Right of Every Man and Woman to Have Babies

October 23, 2020 by Essay Writer

“People do not have a right to a baby” Discuss…

I am fairly neutral with regards to the statement, because I think that people have the right to a baby if they intend to take care of it while it nurtures, however on the other hand, I don’t think that we people with bad intentions for the child have a right to it because it highlights their irresponsibility. These are views from a moral/immoral perspective, however, from a religious perspective (Muslim), Islam teaches, “public” freedom, not the selfish individualistic freedom. Abusing oneself, his/her family, his/her wealth, and his/her society is not the real freedom. Freedom is based on the principle “of no harm”, no harm to oneself, and the others.” Linked to the statement, this idea could be either for or against the statement, because as I stated, I think that people do have a right to a baby as Islam encourages freedom, but do not have the right if they have it for bad intentions, as it breaks the freedom given by God to humanity in my opinion.

Some Christians may disagree with the statement because in the Garden of Eden, God told Adam and Eve to ‘be fruitful and multiply’, implying that all of humanity should follow this example, suggesting that people do have a right to a baby, as God ordered the first humans to have a baby themselves. Furthermore, Genesis 1:26 states, ‘God gave mankind stewardship and dominion over the Earth and it’s resources… Let them rule the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the domestic animals all over the earth, and all the animals that crawl on the earth’, emphasising how God gave humanity free will to make our own decisions, supporting the fact that people do in fact have a right to a baby.

In addition to this, the limitations to this viewpoint many may argue, are that the Bible states, ‘let them rule the fish in the sea, the birds, the domestic animals and all the animals that crawl over the earth’, but what this Bible verse does not say is that humans have free will over the matter of having a right to a baby, suggesting that people do not, because ‘having a baby’ was not included in the long list of resources that humanity has ‘dominion’ over.

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