Is having a child an unalienable human right? Judging from the results of such laissez-faire parenting, I'd say it should be something that is earned. The lack of proper parenting is probably one of the leading causes of criminality. Oftentimes the people in the worse situations to do so are the ones to have the most children. You'd have to make sure that the bureaucracy of such a program would not be corrupt, this isn't a proposition towards eugenics where "less desirable" people would be prevented from mating. But it be a system where people would be educated in parenting before the conceived, they'd have to display emotional stability, have basic knowledge about what to do in common parenting situations. This could effectively reduce the instances of all forms of child abuse, and the cost of implementing such a program would be less then the staggering cost of later rehabilitation , and incarceration. The population crisis could be slowed down if one of the agreements was that you can only have as many children as you can afford to raise. We licence almost everything that has big implications, but what has bigger implications then bringing a human life into this world? Anyways I have more points and counterpoints, and let it be know that most of this is heavily inspired by two text that are online that I read a while ago, interspersed with some of my own ideas. Been over a year since I did the speech on this so I'll find the links later.