Lately I have been considering this topic. As a Christian, there is a lot to consider. For example: God creates every child that is born... so does that mean there are EVER children born that God isn't pleased about? What about teen moms? Why would God allow girls who can barely afford their lifestyles to have a baby, but NOT allow women (many whom I know and love) who are responsible and stable to have a baby? What is that about?
What is THIS ABOUT?
I mean REALLY?! He gives her a million babies, but can't give just ONE to a normal, stable family?
This leads me to the next thought: if we have free-will, and if the potential consequence of unprotected sex is a baby, can't we look at babies as the expected consequence of sex? In that case, though God created us to create life with our bodies, and certainly had a hand in the creation of the baby, I would guess that every baby born is NOT God's plan... that our free-will was the reason we had a baby.
So, logically, just because we CAN have babies, doesn't mean we SHOULD have babies. I am just wondering at what point does the excuse that we are following God's command "be fruitful and multiply" stop being relevant, because... there are more than 6.8 billion of us right? So, haven't we multiplied enough?
This is a great, Godly, family that really believes what they are doing is right in God's eyes. They really believe that when God is done giving them children, they won't have anymore. They have 19 children...19!!! They had major complications with the last one, but she says they are still "open" to having more. Can someone explain this in a way that makes sense??!
Look at this and tell me that people should get to have as many babies as they want:
Okay, now I'm done.
What do you think?
Should people have as many children as they want? OR is it irresponsible to "overpopulate" the world with your own uterus? How many is too many?