It was only a matter of time before our masters started tying themselves in knots due to their own stupidity:
Single men and women without medical issues will be classed as “infertile” if they do not have children but want to become a parent, the World Health Organisation is to announce.
In a move which dramatically changes the definition of infertility, the WHO will declare that it should no longer be regarded as simply a medical condition.
The authors of the new global standards said the revised definition gave every individual “the right to reproduce”.
Until now, the WHO’s definition of infertility – which it classes as a disability – has been the failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sex.
But the new standard suggests that the inability to find a suitable sexual partner – or the lack of sexual relationships which could achieve conception – could be considered an equal disability.
That’s generally the problem with insisting somebody has the right to do something that requires the cooperation of one or more people. It’s why the right to get married was so stupid: what if you’re too damned obnoxious to find a willing partner? Have your rights been violated? Apparently so:
Dr David Adamson, one of the authors of the new standards, said “It puts a stake in the ground and says an individual’s got a right to reproduce whether or not they have a partner. It’s a big change.
“It fundamentally alters who should be included in this group and who should have access to healthcare. It sets an international legal standard. Countries are bound by it.”
Okay, marvellous. So what do we do about this?
In the UK, it is illegal to pay surrogates, resulting in a severe shortage of women wanting to take on the role. Similarly, there is a national shortage of sperm and eggs, with donors only able to receive expenses.
There is a shortage of sperm and eggs – which I suspect exists pretty much everywhere – and now the WHO is saying everybody has a right to somebody else’s, and countries are legally bound to provide them. Presumably if they can’t make up the shortfall in the private sector, governments are going to have to create state enterprises in which people are employed to sit around doing nothing but wanking all day.
Business as usual, then.