Is the right to spawn children a God given or constitutional right? I ask because a guy in LA voluntarily submitted to castration this week to qualify for parole as a sex offender. I also ask because the Chinese one child policy doesn't recognize any natural right to bear children. I also ask because some decade soon most of the world will be embracing all manner of cloaked and overt emphasis toward reversing the population explosion. I also ask because we don't need 6 billion, or 9 billion or 12 billion people sucking the life and resources out of the planet. Or at least I can't think of a single reason why we need or want so many people choking the life out of the planet. And I ask because the castration tactic may be a final solution for a LOT of our social ills. It may be adopted as a voluntary option if you want parole as a sex offender, or if you want to receive public services, or for other reasons, criminal offenses as just one example. But I think the day is coming when most of the world will be selecting who can and who can not breed. We don't have much of a problem with mass murder, not as a species or as a society. We embrace genocide and war regularly and usually with very little persuasion required to "bring us onboard". So I won't take any moral arguments posited as serious discussion. We are, after all, an immoral species and we always have been an immoral species. We have no problem denying people their God given rights, enslaving them, brutally murdering them or condemning them to starvation. We are so casual in committing these crimes that we ordinarily don't admit that they are occurring or measure them with the same moral compass we would apply if A) somebody had done the same to us or B) if we were committing this crime against somebody who we consider one of US. So as a matter of opinion, principle, law, pragmatism is procreation a God given or constitutional right?