Amit Varma writes about antinatalism on a mainstream Indian site. It’s not a great article, but public discussions of antinatalism are pretty rare, so this is a good find.
Let me start by stating three principles that I think you would agree with. One: We should not cause suffering to others. Two: We should not kill anyone. Three: Consent is all-important, and we should do nothing to others without their consent.
Do you agree with those three principles? Well, then, consider that when you have a child, you are basically bringing a person into this world without their consent, where they are guaranteed to a) suffer, and b) die. You are breaching all three of those principles. How can this possibly be ethical?
As my friend, the writer and podcaster Naren Shenoy once said, “If you really love your children, you won’t have them.”