- An Indian man is eyeing to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent
- Raphael Samuel’s argument stemmed from antinatalism philosophy
- Samuel’s mother, who is a lawyer like his father, has spoken regarding the issue
A 27-year-old Indian man is planning to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. KAMI learned that Raphael Samuel’s belief stemmed from antinatalism, as reported by Inquirer.
Through a video uploaded on Youtube, Samuel explained the reason why he is planning to sue his parents. The Indian man strongly aired his side that all of the children were born without their consent and that they do not owe their parents anything.
“And I also want to know that if we are born without their consent, that we should be maintained for the rest of their lives. We should be paid to live,” Samuel said.
“It was not your decision. Something that is not your decision, you cannot be responsible for and, therefore, you do not have to be responsible to your parents,” he added.
When asked to give his message to the parents and children in India, Samuel said, “Neither do you owe your children, neither your children owe you. That’s it.”
Samuel insisted that the parents do not own their children and that they are free to do anything as reported by BBC News. He also mentioned that parents have a choice not to have kids.
“You do not need to do anything for them. You do not need to come under their blackmail, you do not need to listen to them if you don’t want to. If you feel like, do it,” the Indian man said.
“This is what I want to tell everyone, that you have an option to not have children,” Samuel said.
Through a Facebook post, his mother, Kavita Karnad Samuel, has shared her side regarding his son’s decision. According to her, she admires Raphael’s “temerity” to take his parents to the court since she and her husband are both lawyers.
Antinatalism is a philosophy which seeks procreation as “morally bad."
According to Fox News, antinatalism is popular in India in the midst of the increasing population in their country. There are some antinatalists who want to copy China’s one-child policy.
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