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Does everyone have the right to have children?

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Does everyone have the right to have children? In the present culture there has been a major dispute to the question, "Does everyone have the right to have children". Firstly I will cover all of the arguments that are concerned with the view that "everyone has the right to have children". The first major argument that can be formed is the one concerned with the Human Rights act, this act incorporates the view that any person is able to have a child no matter what sex, race, colour, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status they belong to. ...read more.

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We all strive to live in an egalitarian society, thus to create this utopian society we must live in a just manner allowing everyone to have access to the same medical equipment and treatment. Through fertility treatment children can be tested for inherited diseases so the child can be born healthy. Some people believe that it is wrong to give people fertility treatment, this ideology could have been created through religions as it seems that doctors are assuming the role of God as they are in control of the conception. Some may say that fertility treatment should not be free on the NHS as they presume that money is wasted on fertility rather than the saving of lives as the cost of one fertility treatment can be compared with the cost of 200 minor operations that help people. ...read more.

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I need to point out that my usage of the term "dangerous" is for people who are a danger to themselves or others mentally or physically as I agree that even if a person went to jail he or she should still have the right to have a child. I believe there should be a limit to a time before a person can ask for fertility treatment as if a person met their partner a week ago there is no stable relationship to build a family life upon. It does not depend on marriage as marriage is regarded as a proof of love but love can still exist in a relationship. In my view there should be an interview with the partners so that there is a personal interaction between the doctors and the partners, also it should be seen that there are suitable resources for the child. ...read more.

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