Read the title as either eliminating or severely limiting.
can you explain the question better please? I dont understand how anyone can stop you from reproducing.
You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me. Matthew 26:11 (TEV)
But anyone who won’t care for his own relatives when they need help, especially those living in his own family, has no right to say he is a Christian. Such a person is worse than the heathen. 1 Timothy 5:8 (TLB)
Are we talking through laws or medical procedures? One is very possible, the other would never fly past the Supreme Court (in USA).can you explain the question better please? I dont understand how anyone can stop you from reproducing.
... someone I know who constantly makes poor decisions regarding the topic at hand (e.g. attempting to bring/bringing a baby into the world when the living conditions would be more suited for a 3rd world nation, limited food, no planning for the future, an extreme lack of patience for children, a history of violence, etc).
I think you should be careful about how you word this. There are many couples who are unable to have children through no fault of their own. For some reason, known only to God, He has decided to withhold natural childbirth from them. By the same token, not every reason that people use to decide not to have children is selfish.All children are a gift from God. There is never a reason from God to withhold that gift from ourselves. However, we often selfishly come up with reason to.
Are we talking through laws or medical procedures? One is very possible, the other would never fly past the Supreme Court (in USA).
I guess what I want to know is what does God say about limiting one's abilities to reproduce (I was leaning more towards the medical route). I'm fully aware this would never, ever fly in our current political environment (I could literally talk about this all day, but in this thread I refuse to do so).True that, I was just trying to understand that too, laws or procedures or what? With all the political propaganda about some supposed war on women and birth control I was just needing clarification.
I understand that everything has a reason behind it and a purpose in His plan and that it is perfect... despite how it may appear right now. However... aren't all things in His plan, things like contraceptives?Now having said these things, we must also consider the divine working... if God specifically told this person that thy will conceive, then God will also provide the means for the care. (This includes patience, I know a lot of people who have learned patience from children).
Without knowing the details, it is not our place to make further judgements.
Sorry to cut out the rest of your post, but this person is unsaved and absolutely refuses to seek help from the Church. This is a big reason why I'm asking: "What does God say about limiting one's reproductive abilities."The question/subject is a bit broad. But we must remember the world breaks down into two groups. The saved and the unsaved. This will play a large part in the events and protections in their lives.