Well who didn’t see this one coming.
Men continuing to play stupid and delay marriage long past the time of women’s peak fertility has been leading to drastic drops in the birth rates of most western countries. Of course men still continue to want casual sex, but few marriages result from these liaisons, even if a pregnancy occurs. Many women getting tired of waiting for men to commit just decided they couldn’t wait any longer (our biological time clock is simply not as long lasting as the male one) so they just began going ahead and having babies as single mothers.
AND in spite of the many statistical lies being bandied about these mothers, most of the children raised by them have done quite well.
Of course as many selfish people do when they decide they're not interested in something so no one else should be allowed to do it either, men then decided that even though they had turned their back on marriage and family for the last few decades women shouldn’t do anything successfully without them, so they created all these legal rights for themselves to the children of these never-married mothers. We have seen the results in many long-drawn out custody fights and abductions generated through the selfishness of men trying to give themselves undeserved rights to single mothers’ children.
Thus, this is an excellent idea to cut them off BEFORE they get any legal rights by encouraging women to use anonymous sperm donors. Clearly a nation facing severe declines in its birth rates due to the selfishness of one sex shouldn’t allow itself to fade into extinction when the other sex is perfectly willing to proceed alone. Women still wish to have children and just because men have decided its more fun to play the field until they are in their 50s doesn’t mean women should be excluded from starting the families this small nation NEEDS.
Making this service free to women is even a better idea. As using an anonymous sperm donor is the most simple and least invasive method of having children w/o a partner. You are not only ensuring a constant population rate for what was a small, dying society but you are NOT taking advantage of another human being by using donor sperm, as surrogate motherhood does by risking the physical and emotional health of the surrogate mother.
It’s a variation of the Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm, by doing the LEAST amount of harm.
Men will complain but they’ll get over it, they’ll just have to.
If they wish to change their behavior, fine, women will still be open to marriage with them I’m sure. But at least if they don’t change, women (and their nations) will not have to suffer by doing without children until men decide to finally grow up and act like responsible human beings BEFORE they are 50.
Insemination rights for lesbians
From correspondents in Copenhagen
June 02, 2006
DENMARK'S parliament on Friday passed a controversial law allowing lesbian couples and single women the right to free artificial insemination at public hospitals.
Most members of Denmark's centre-right government opposed the bill, which was proposed by the opposition, but several members of the governing Liberal party defied Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, ensuring its passage.
Mr Rasmussen, who voted against the proposal, supported a competing watered-down version that would have legalised artificial insemination for lesbians and singles at private clinics but made patients responsible for picking up the costs.
"As Prime Minister I have supported the Government's proposal and am therefore disappointed that our bill was not passed," Rasmussen told Danish media.
"But it was important to reach a decision. The issue has been discussed for many years and we wouldn't have gained anything from delaying a vote."
Gay and lesbian groups hailed the outcome of the vote and said adoption rights, still denied same-sex couples in Denmark, were next on their political agenda.
"It is a great victory," Mikael Boe Larsen, chairman of the Danish National Association for Gays and Lesbians said.
"After nine years of struggle people are almost euphoric, people are crying, and especially the lesbians are extremely happy since it is a governmental approval of their family form," he said.
Members of the Conservative junior coalition party and the government's political ally, the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, deplored the outcome, saying every child has the right to a father. [Yeah right, tell that to the children who are never going to be born, as you slip away into extinction waiting for these fathers to commit. Morons…]
In 1989, Denmark passed a law allowing homosexuals to enter a registered partnership, giving them the same housing, pension and immigration rights as married, heterosexual couples. The country has about 3,000 registered same-sex couples.