Of course, someone who has gone through the effort of getting pregnant, staying pregnant, and giving birth to a child would take offense to someone questioning the morality of their decision. A decision that some say literally defines us all, is embedded in our DNA
, and innate in all beings. This is one reason why antinatalists struggle explaining their decisions to those who don’t agree with them. While many are outspoken online, others don’t talk publicly about their beliefs because they don’t want to be misunderstood by the children in their lives or judged by online "mommy gangs." The irony, Dr. Rulli points out, is that people call those who choose not to procreate selfish
, when "procreation itself is usually done for self-regarding reasons."