(Cedar Rapids, Iowa) – In an effort to curb overpopulation, Iowa has began to push for legislation which will thwart expectant parents from bearing children unless they are able to prove they are capable of providing for them both psychologically and financially. Their goal is to build a solid structure of sound minded, healthy adults who are fit to raise their offspring, as opposed to the majority of genetic abominations we see today.
Judy Strauss is the coordinator of the Fit Parenthood Program, based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In conjunction with other prominent members of the community, they have begun taking steps to bring a bill to congress which will halt the breeding rights of anyone deemed “unfit” to procreate.
She released the following statement at a press conference on Tuesday:
“It sounds like a harsh measure but honestly, we are only looking out for the best interests of children, and our population as a whole. Unfit parents have created a monumental strain on this nation’s economy by bringing children into the world that they are unprepared to care for on multiple fronts…”
“For irresponsible people, a child is treated like an afterthought, and the burden of care is often put upon the state and taxpayers. These minors rarely benefit long-term, and often end up repeating similar cycles as their damaged parents, regardless of any attempts to intervene. I’m sure you are familiar with the old adage “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…”
“It’s time to take control of the situation and demand that parenthood is taken seriously. Children who are brought into this world need to have an adequate chance at success, a real future rather than repeating the same mistakes their parents did…”
Expectant couples will need to pass a battery of tests to certify they are psychologically, physically and monetarily sound enough to bring a child into the world. Disqualifying terms include a history of drug and alcohol abuse, morbid obesity, as well as family histories which are rife with mental illness, or other serious hereditary diseases. The tests may be taken up to 3 times a year. Couples who fail to pass after their 4th application must wait two years before applying again.
Jane M. Agni (2014, May 27)
Originally Published On National Report