Catching eyes across the city of Portland, Oregon are a series of new billboards that demand people “Stop Having Kids.”
The black and white advertisements, the project of a secretive pro-abortion group of the same name, display the simple message along with a cancel symbol across the silhouette of a baby. Christianity Daily reports the group also paid for a billboard in Salem that reads, “A lot of humans wish they were never born.”
On its website, the group claims having children is selfish and unethical. Stop Having Kids also describes itself as “pro-choice all the way” and displays messages like “Enough People Already” and “Parenthood Regret Is a Silent Epidemic” all over its website.
The group describes itself as “antinatalist,” meaning it opposes childbearing. It claims that refraining from having children “is the most efficient and effective means of minimizing suffering for all current and future sentient beings.”
Willamette Week investigated who is behind the controversial billboards and found few details. When asked about its founder, group spokeswoman Ashley Riddle only would tell the news outlet that his name is “Dietz.” The news outlet found state records showing a man named Eric Dietz Goldberg incorporated the group in January 2021.
Riddle also said an anonymous donor gave them the money for the billboards.
The disturbing rise in anti-child attitudes has many people alarmed, including pro-life advocates.
Birth rates already are at historic lows in many countries across the world. Willamette Week noted that, in Oregon, where Stop Having Kids is based, the number of deaths outnumbered births for the first time in the history of the state in 2020.
Even Pope Francis recently addressed the growing problem. In January, he urged couples to have children or adopt, saying those who choose to have pets instead are hurting themselves and society.
Full story at lifenews.com.
I remember in a 1965 social studies class the teacher saying that the wrong people were having all the kids. He did not say who either the wrong or right people were; one can probably speculate that he was bemoaning the fact that poverty-level minorities were producing larger families than upwardly mobile whites. At least that was my impression as an impressionable 9th grader. Now in Oregon we have a group telling us it is wrong to have kids, since this is an occasion of suffering as “a lot of humans wish they were never born.” Oh really? Life is hard to be sure, and the challenges do take some to the brink and sadly, over into suicide. But even these cannot be said to wish they were never born but that rather to wish their unhappiness in the life they have would end. Suicide is the way of one who concludes that there is no remedy for present unhappiness; it is the devil who tempts to this conviction, and it is Jesus who gives a way out of this lie. These billboards are another manifestation of the demonic influence of pro-abortion advocacy.
what would the geniuses of
Oregon say to a billboard that said:
“Stop Having Sex” ???
Outbreed the enemy
Well one of the reasons why we are experiencing huge inflation is that we have closed the borders and aren’t importing enough cheap labor to meet demand. That and we have dozens of ships still parked off California coasts. One of the reasons the US has had the best economy outside of China for decades is that we have had a consistently growing population. Europe doesn’t produce enough kids to replace those who died and they don’t have immigration policies that encourage economic growth. We are repeating Europes economic errors by having fewer kids and shutting our boarders.
Gee, funny how we didn’t have inflation when Trump closed the border. But now we do when Applesauce Brains has opened the border’s floodgates and shut down domestic energy production.
As usual, you’re wrong.
Applesauce – your personal bias (from the looks of it, rather conservative) is showing. During every administration, the economy fluctuates, sometimes due to a single event, sometimes due to previous laws or programs, etc., but you’ve linked the closing of the border to a no-inflation paradigm. Quite the leap, as inflation is usually associated with various factors, not just one. To think that closing the borders (and I presume you mean all borders, not just the ones in the south, because that might be construed as you’re okay with white, European immigrants (from Norway, perhaps?) vice those who are of color, because that might just be a bit prejudiced on your part). Second, calling a sitting president a name, though well within your rights as a citizen, is not exactly effective nor contributes to your argument. There have been presidents and candidates whom i liked and didn’t like, but never did I resort to calling them names that implied some attribute, real or imagined. How sad for you that you have to use a quasi-religious website to mouth off such bile – perhaps a good confession to your priest might be a good step toward some reflection on your actions. Bear in mind that your biases also tend to give you your own worldview set of binoculars – you see things as good or evil depending of you believe they support your preset (and ever unchanging) view of how you think the world should be. You want an ultra-conservative world, so Trump is divine and Biden is evil by that standard. I’m not going to check your “fact” you claim (I noted that you only state it, but do not give a peer reviewed reference to support your statement), as I have things to do that are much more pressing than try to change a mind that is recalcitrant and piously unbending. Final note: did your comment really contribute to the discussion, or just an excuse to claim with self-righteous indignance how you felt everyone else wrong?
MJD does not address two facts. Biden the senile in chief has completely opened the border to anyone and everyone, and reduced domestic energy production in the name of fighting “climate change”. When the actual reason is to impose the use of so called “clean energy” on the citizens of this country. why because the ruling elite have a vested economic interest in the growth of these industries. They care little for working and middle classes whose energy will continue to rise, their aim is to crush the middle/working classes
Elitest Left Coastal Dingbats spewing nonsense are becoming less relevant by the hour. Try as you may, using “conservative” as a slur will never work. You’re too void of character, too dirty, too ugly, too without direction, and frankly, too stupid to be taken seriously.
Some grow out of it. Most go to their graves with a look of dumbfounded relief
Well…if they were honest, they’d say stop having black kids…and brown kids…’cause that’s the way they roll, those ‘pro choicers”….
wow…just looked at their website…self hatred on full display…they’re even confused about what they’re confused about…Their arguments are more or less for Christianity except they hate life….
“STOP putting up BILLBOARDS”