Childfree Talk points out that becoming a parent doesn’t make you a moral person, and not being a parent doesn’t make you immoral.
Let’s test this: someone kidnaps your child and forces you to make a choice. Either they die, or some other random stranger out there in the world dies. I imagine most parents won’t even ask for details of who that random stranger is. It’s a no-brainer.
But let’s push it and say that choice is between your child or five strangers – fifty strangers – a thousand strangers. At what point would you decide the life of your child is less worthy than all those other lives? Would there even be a point? Screw other people, right? Your kids have to come first.
But if you’d condemn someone else’s child to death ahead of your own (let alone a thousand or more ‘someone-else’s-children’) then… you can’t claim you’re a paragon of decency and compassion anymore.