I dont get why you need a permit to own a firearm, permit to drive a car, permit to run certain businesses, permit to even work in some trades yet the most dangerous of all things you dont need a permit for? You can literally have a kid or kids at your whim and fancy and when/if it doesnt work out it falls on the rest of society to pick up your pieces.
I really think kids are just as dangerous as driving a car or owning certain guns yet there are o restrictions and very minimal repercussions for having a shitty kid who might do shitty things or being a shitty parent. The worst is they may take your kids and put them into the system where, again, the rest of society has to pick up the tab. The least they could do is go after the parents for child support but no.
I think you should need to apply for a permit to have children, if you have kids without a permit you will get taxed for having that kid so the rest of society isnt picking up the tab for your decision or irresponsibility. You should need to take a course, then pass a test, then prove you are financially capable before being allowed to have kids.
I think with the massive complaints going on about carbon footprints and the constant whining about eating meat and blah blah blah the best thing for the planet would be a child limit for any first world country. Any country that has over population and refuses to adhere to the population limits would be restricted from emigrating to a country that does limit. Why restrict what someone can drive, eat or carry groceries in when less people would obviously create less carbon. We are actually the biggest contributor to global warming.