Iran Urges Population To Have More Babies

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•31 Jul 31, 2012

Fearing that an aging population could strain social services, Iranian leaders have reversed the nation’s pro-family-planning policies and are now urging citizens to have more children. What do you think?

  • “Government has no right to pressure individuals to have children. That’s strictly the role of the individuals’ parents, extended family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.”

    Marvin Weddle –
    Noodle Maker

  • “Just flat-out asking them is not going to work. You have to cause a national power grid failure to dim the lights, and then maybe put on a little Behzad Ranjbaran by launching a fleet of loudspeaker-equipped vans.”

    Penny Lawrence –
    Marble Setter

  • “All right! Let the fucking under strict Islamic guidelines begin.”

    John Tarbuck –
    Wildlife Agent