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  • If you cannot support them and educate them to become useful grown ups, yes.
  • I do not think so.
  • I think so .... There are too many children that are hungary and / or homeless in this world as it is .... If you want so amny children; try ADOPTING a few and save them from their dreary lives in a childrens home .. +5
  • If you CAN'T afford them and the TAXPAYERS have to be the ones to "pick up the bill" in order to feed, clothe, and put a roof over their heads. . . . . . .HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Not if you have the resources (financial and emotional) to support them.
  • No. It's irresponsible to have more children than you can (and want) to support. Financially, emotionally, etc. That could be 1 child, or 30, depending on the parents.
  • yea unless you can handle all of them financially
  • Not if you can take adequate care of them all.
  • IMO, yes.
  • If the family unit is strong, supportive and loving then no. However its expensive so if you're not able to financially support them of course then is. On the other hand i'm not talking about being able to give them everything materialist like modern culture seems to insist we do. As long as they have clothes on their back and food in their tummies with a close and loving family around them then thats enough for any child. We didn't have much growing up but I loved having brothers and sisters to play and therefore didn't miss not having the best toys ect because we had each other.
  • Only if you CAN'T afford them. Good question. +3
  • If you have too many for you to personally handle...then yes
  • I think having more children than you can emotionally take care of is irresponsible. If you can sit down with (X amount of) children and help with homework and make each one of them feel like they are your favorite, more power to you. People that have kids and then expect the other kids to take care of that kid need to quit with the babies. I also agree with the financial part too.
  • It depends on parents I have 3 brothers , 3 sisters and my mother is pregnant now .. Which means we will become 8 children .. We live happily .. It depends on the responsibility of both parents =D
  • Only if you can't manage to raise all of then correctly.
  • If you support them, then no. If you live off welfare then yes. I unfortunately have a cousin ( by marriage) that has 10 kids now and has no plans on stopping. I don't know how her body can hold up to so many pregnancies. She is one who says God will stop it if he wants it to stop. What an ignorant thing to believe in. Not God, but the fact that he/she can stop it.
  • If you are unable to afford them or be able to provide a homelife for them where they are allowed to have their individuality, then yes. People like Octomom should not be allowed to have kids.
  • I think that is an individual decision
  • How they come about yeh maybe, but every child is a blessing. I know pleanty of woman who would give their limbs for a child, but cant.
  • Yes, if you are not able to support them without depending on the rest of us to do so for you.
  • Yes it is, at least from an environmental standpoint! If a couple has adequate money, their irresponsibility doesn't bother me as much as those who have kids, but can't afford them.
  • like octo-mom
  • if you don't have the ability to raise them.
  • No, it is not irresponsible to have more children if they could provide for their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
  • If the parents have an unhealthy relationship or if they can't afford the children, yes.
  • No one's business except the husband/wife.
  • parents should only have as many children as they can support themselves. however, the more children a family has the less likely the child is to receive important individual attention. as long as the kids are clean, healthy, educated and housed, that is the most important.
  • One thing that impressed me growing up and as an adult was that families with more than two or three kids seemed to push the younger ones off on the older ones. Not just a little bit...A LOT. The older kids became PARENTS long before they were really mentally or emotionally prepared to take on that sort of responsibility...and they lost out on part of their childhood too. They had no choices, they did not WANT to be parents, they were not fully equipped to BE GOOD PARENTS, they lacked maturity, life skills, negotiation skills an nurturing skills that they would normally (hopefully) gain as they grew up. But just the same, they became parents of their own siblings, like it or not. They lost out on the opportunities to make normal, growing up MISTAKES. If they made a mistake it could result in a younger brother or sister being hurt, physically, emotionally. Something about that doesn't seem right to me. MY RULE is don't have more kids than the number of available ADULTS can spend time raising and interacting with in positive and nurturing ways! That one's financial abilities need to be healthy enough to SUPPORT one's own family without turning to outside financial assistance....is only common sense as far as I'm concerned. I love and enjoy having a dog or two and some cats. But I learned a long time ago...I am one person...I can only meet the needs of so many animals in my home at one time...and do it the way they deserve it to be done...provide the QUALITY of life, love, personal attention, training, enrichment, play each animal ideally deserves to have. If I can only do a great job with so many animals, whose needs will never match those of a human child...(or adult either for that matter)...HOW in the hell can I be as successful as a child would need and deserve, if I have a litter of kids? If my personal emotional need and ego is that demanding of large numbers of children in order for me to feel "fulfilled" I can surely find a group to volunteer with offering my time and support WHEN I have extra available time to give...there are so many kids already alive, who need a little extra love and support and nurturing to become happy, productive adults...I don't need to give birth to more.
  • it's not responsible to have more of anything than you can take care of...children, pets, stuff...
  • Only if you are not able to take responsibility.
  • No if you can give them support they need.

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