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francesb1988 Mon 18-Jul-11 23:36:24

Dear mums or mums to be,

If you are having doubts over having a child -
please consider the fact that in a few months time we will
have passed the 7 billion (!!!) marker.

Planet earth is being choked by our careless reproduction.

If you must have children, why not skip the horrible pregnancy thing,

and put that energy into adopting a child. At least in our developed, equal societies women can actually choose to not breed.

A while ago i'd become pregnant by accident for about a month and got an abortion straight away. ( i dont want my own children)
Pregnancy was in my humble opinion an absolute nightmare, i can not fathom how anyone would want to go through nine months of feeling like a puke bucket if there are millions of children up for adoption.

You could give those children a real chance instead of selfishly deciding for a baby, just so it can look like you.

Here's the article in the guardian about overpopulation.

Thanks for your attention.

DuelingFanjo Mon 18-Jul-11 23:38:04

I am reporting this. it's a hugely insensitive place to post.

hester Mon 18-Jul-11 23:40:13

This is a hugely important issue, and your post does not serve it well.

DuelingFanjo Mon 18-Jul-11 23:41:45

and I would say piss off and adopt some children yourself but I wouldn't want to wish that on any poor child.

DuelingFanjo Mon 18-Jul-11 23:42:14

that was to the OP not hester.

Thornykate Mon 18-Jul-11 23:44:43

This can't be a genuine OP.

Not sure what's worse; a troll posting this or if someone genuinely has these opinions?

hester Mon 18-Jul-11 23:44:54

Too late DF I already have grin

DuelingFanjo Mon 18-Jul-11 23:46:33

it's either aome over ernest eco-student type or a troll.

hester Mon 18-Jul-11 23:55:37

It is an important and interesting issue, and genuinely taboo I reckon. Recently I considered applying for a job at the Optimum Population Trust, and decided I just wouldn't be able to handle the impact on my relationships with mothers of more than two children. There just aren't ways to discuss it that are socially acceptable, and won't come across as provocative or offensive to vast numbers of lovely, reasonable people. And of course you get the Nazi/China accusations within seconds...

Which may be why the territory is over-occupied by people who don't mind coming across as offensive or provocative. Like the OP.

Oh, but frances: do please find out something about adoption before you start preaching to other women that they should do it.

havealittlefaithbaby Tue 19-Jul-11 06:37:01

I get what you're saying but are you seriously saying you terminated a pregnancy because you don't want your own children then come on here and tell us we should go for adoption?! Adoption isn't exactly a straightforward process and only 50% of adoption are successful long term.
I think careless reproduction is pushing it too. I'm.not greedy, I alerts said I wanted two kids but after 19 months ttc dc#1 and still no joy, I think I would be delighted with one. Maybe your post should be aimed at the women who has been in the papers who has 13 children?!

havealittlefaithbaby Tue 19-Jul-11 06:43:42

Oh yes my point with my first statement is those babies wouldn't be there to adopt if their mothers had chosen to terminate their pregnancies (not sure if I made that clear?!). That's why it seems ironic.
Surely this must be a troll?!

batteryhen Tue 19-Jul-11 06:44:26

Your post is massively insensitive OP. There are women who have gone through some terrible experiences on here trying to have a child /children. And to call us selfish for wanting children 'just so they look like us' makes you sound deranged and frankly a bit of a weirdo.

Please post your crap somewhere else and leave us to try to 'over populate' the world.

Fatimalovesbread Tue 19-Jul-11 06:51:54

My answer to that type question is fuck off and when you get there fuck off some more.

I won't even bother with an answer about adoption not being equal to wanting to conceive never mind the complicated red tape surrounding adoption which mean lots of people who would consider it would never be able to adopt.

These posts always comes from some troll one who doesn't want children angry

stupefy Tue 19-Jul-11 06:57:58

You stupid insensitive bitch. Fuck off.

CountBapula Tue 19-Jul-11 07:03:54

After careful consideration, I've decided you can have my very first biscuit

Fatimalovesbread Tue 19-Jul-11 07:05:44

Oooh sorry I've never used used it before so also wanted to add....

MissTinaTeaspoon Tue 19-Jul-11 07:26:14

I'm a little disappointed that mn hasn't removed this yet.

I can't comment because I honestly don't know where to start and since this is clearly a troll I don't want to give them the satisfaction.

I will add a biscuit though.

<resisting urge to swear for first time on mn>

MissTinaTeaspoon Tue 19-Jul-11 07:28:09

<also reported>

HoneyDuke Tue 19-Jul-11 07:30:52

Fuck the fuck off, I've reported you.

fuckmepinkandcallmerosie Tue 19-Jul-11 07:31:12

I have reported too. Hugely insensitive.

OP, have a taxi. To the far side of fuck.

farfallarocks Tue 19-Jul-11 09:24:16


27tilly Tue 19-Jul-11 10:04:08

Wow words can not even describe how sad this post made me...

aseriouslyblondemoment Tue 19-Jul-11 10:16:14

what a horrible person you are op
have reported this too

MissTinaTeaspoon Tue 19-Jul-11 10:21:14

I don't really know what bothers me more - the fact that someone sees nothing wrong with posting such offensive bile on a board full of women suffering from infertility and/or miscarriages, or the fact that this thread is still here almost 12 hours after the first post! MNHQ, please explain!

We should also note that the op has not been back to defend themselves...

littlewater Tue 19-Jul-11 10:22:49

It's just the wrong place to post this. biscuit

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