By Tim Binnall
A man in India plans to take the childhood lamentation of "I never asked to be born" to a whole new level by suing his parents for giving birth to him without his consent! Mumbai resident Raphael Samuel reportedly announced his bizarre legal pursuit last week. Explaining that he is part of a growing movement known as 'anti-natalism,' the young man contends that it was fundamentally unfair of parents to bring children into the world without their permission.
While one might expect that Samuel's proposed lawsuit is the result of some kind of dispute within his family, he actually says that he loves his parents and that they have a great relationship. However, he argues, "they had me for their joy and their pleasure" rather than his own. To that end, Samuel groused that being born cruelly forces an individual to endure the stresses of life, such as going to school and finding a career.
Samuel and his fellow 'anti-natalists' contend that people should stop having babies in order to avoid overpopulation and the stresses to the environment that it causes. Should the young man actually follow through on his threat to sue his parents, we're guessing that the case will be as successful as the Dutch man who went to court to shave 20 years off of his age and saw the suit summarily dismissed by the court.