A Man Is Planning To Sue His Parents Because He Did Not Consent To Being Born
A man in Mumbai, India, intends to sue his parents for bringing him into the world when he did not "ask to exist"
"I love my parents and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure," said Raphael Samuel, who revealed that he plans to take his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent.
"My life has been amazing, but I don't see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn't ask to exist," he told The Print.
A believer of anti-natalism, the 27-year-old subscribes to the philosophy that having a child means forcing life on another human being without their consent
"Other people must know that it is an option not to have children, and to ask your parents for an explanation as to why they gave birth to you," said Raphael.
The growing tribe of 'child-free' proponents, who also call themselves Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEM) activists, plan to set up a national-level organisation to spread awareness about child-free living in India.
They have since been nicknamed 'Stop Making Babies.'
According to its leader, Pratima Nik, the movement is about spreading awareness rather than imposing their beliefs on others.
"More people need to consider why having a child in the world right now isn't right," she explained.
Aside from not succumbing to societal pressure to reproduce and easing the strain on the planet's resources, Pratima added that another reason to join the movement is the fact that there are plenty of children in need of adoption.
Proponents of the movement have taken to setting up social media pages to spread the word about the child-free philosophy.
"I thought about whether our world was a conducive place for bringing children up, and I decided it would be better not to have a child," said Alok Kumar, who has 1,500 subscribers on his YouTube channel.
The 'Stop Making Babies' group will hold its first national meet on 10 February in Bengaluru, India, to decide what shape the movement will take, The Print reported.