By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Photo: Portland Waterfront Park protest by the StopHavingKids.org movement.
Last week in Portland we noticed a new protest movement, Stop Having Kids, was waving many signs at traffic. The protest had three signs “Boycott procreation”, “Let’s stop dumping our problems onto future generations” and “Stop pressuring people to have kids”.
It turns out the movement is bigger than we thought.
Here are some messages on their website on other sign waiving efforts:
Stop Having Kids listed this about their mission;
“Stop Having Kids acknowledges that there is an unconscionable amount of needless suffering, injustice, and death in the world—with birth serving as the catalyst for it all. As a result, it is a moral imperative that we strive to minimize and prevent (not through coercion, pressure, or force) as many new lives as possible. We advocate focusing our time, energy, and resources that would have otherwise been allocated towards supporting new life into caring for and improving the lives of already existing people and places. Our goal as a collective liberation movement (humans and nonhumans) is to publicize the often overlooked and misinterpreted antinatalist/vegantinatalist ideology and childfree lifestyle… All societies and cultures heavily encourage and promote having kids (rather than caring for already existing lives and mitigating harm). “
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