Diana G. Horton dhorton at VAXA.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Sat Apr 1 01:35:30 CST 1995

NAY on the vote.

Jacqueline Soule wrote:

People do not have the RIGHT to have more children than they can
afford to feed, shelter, and nurture.

If one can extrapolate from this that you meant that if one has the
financial resources, it's all right to have more than one child, I
disagree.  A graduate student told me recently that she had just had her
5th child, but quickly added that 'they're all paid for' (her husband is
a physician), as if that made it o.k.  To me, that's the height of
irresponsibility - a biologist should know better - and the fact that
they have sufficient financial backing to support that number of children
is irrelevant.  I also cannot help wondering if there is an element of
ego in all this.hise desire to live on....r

Diana Horton

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