Man to sue parents for giving birth to him without ‘his consent’

Man to sue parents for giving birth to him without ‘his consent’

Man to sue parents for giving birth to him without ‘his consent’

People take their parents to court all of the time but, this man's reasoning may shock you.

Samuel, who acknowledges that it would be impossible to gain consent from an as-yet-unconceived human, has yet to find a lawyer to take up his case.

"My life has been unbelievable, but I don't see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when I didn't ask to exist".

He reckons the anti-natal movement - some of whom collectively refer to themselves as the "Voluntary Human Extinction Movement" (VHEM), while others prefer "Stop Making Babies" - is growing in India and urges people to seriously consider whether they want to bring a child into this world.

He also told parents that they do not own their children, explaining that they do not have control over what decision they make.

What are your thoughts?

"I didn't ask to be born", if you have ever said these words to your parents out of spite, you will understand the emotions of Raphael Samuel from Mumbai.

A year ago, he created a Facebook page, Nihilanand, which show him sporting sunglasses and a fake black beard that he wears in the majority of his YouTube videos. "And if Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault", Kavita Karnad Samuel told the BBC. For Samuel, a considerable amount of the world's suffering could be avoided if people did not exist at all.

Samuel's Facebook page is filled with antinatalist material, sharing pictures that attack procreational sex and calling parents "hypocrites".

"How can they ask you for permission to be born when you haven't been born, just grow up", one Facebook user wrote.

In her statement, his mother also said it was unfair to focus on a "sliver of what he believes in". But my mother wishes that she had met me before I was born, and she would not have had me. This is what I want to do, I want people to think.

The belief in antinatalism could be because the population is hiking in India, which is the second-most populated country in the world behind China. "I ask them to come out and speak up", he says.

"I'm very happy that my son has grown up into a fearless, independent-thinking young man", she added.

Why do you want to sue your parents?
In recent social media posts, he said this suffering includes facing wars, being stuck in traffic, working or simply doing something they don't want.

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