The Right of Every Man and Woman to Have Babies
“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.
In ‘The Merchant of Venice’ written by William Shakespeare there are three caskets: of Gold, Silver and Lead. Introducing them the caskets play a powerful dramatic significance to the play […]
An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind Here in Canada, we do not have the death penalty as punishment. Our judicial system shows mercy even to the […]
To Read or Not To Read: Analysis of Discrimination in The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice is a painful read—much more than Shakespeare’s other plays—because it portrays oppression […]
The daughters of Elizabethan England were predominantly subject to their father’s wishes. This is particularly evident in terms of the main female character, Portia, who must obey her father even […]
There is a method to the madness that is Shakespearean Comedy. Every Comedy has an outline and “The Merchant of Venice” is no exception. This highly social dilemma centers on […]
On the surface, the play Lysistrata could appear to be a light-hearted comedy about a group of women who decide to refuse sex to the Greek men in order to […]
Wine Wine is a symbol for unity in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. Throughout the play, the women of Athens come together to find peace for their people by refusing to have sex […]
Introduction Everyman, the play is based on the premise that a person will be held accountable for the good and evil deeds committed on earth by God after they have […]
Everyman provides the perfect example of why allegory must be approached carefully in order to make an impact; a story with a powerful message is very often dependent upon timing. […]
“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 […]