An Argument for Children
"...You want children, don't you?"
The suddenness of this question startled him so much that he answered with equal suddenness, "With my heart and body - far more desperately than I can tell you. With my mind - no. What sort of world is this to bring them into? That's another consideration that's holding me back."
"A very cowardly consideration, dear. A mere shirking of responsibility. It's a heavy responsibility, of course, a double one, responsibility for the children themselves and responsibility for the world they must live in. But I know of no better incentive for the building of a decent world than the possession of children who must live in the world you've built."