I'm as libertarian as you can get when it comes to individual rights - including the right to hump like a rabbit and make babies.
But it's hard to advocate parenthood in this guy's case.
If you don't have time to follow the link, it's a story about Gary Staton, a 37-year-old Nebraska man whose wife died in early 2007, leaving him with their nine kids, ages 1 to 16, including one stepdaughter.
Stanton couldn't handle the pressure, so he took advantage of Nebraska's Safe Haven Law and dropped the kids off at an Omaha hospital, washed his hands Pontius Pilate-style, and drove off.
The law was intended to allow parents who couldn't handle the pressure to turn their babies over safely and without fear of reprisal, because leaving your baby at a hospital is a better option than abandoning him on the street. He's safe. You're not arrested. Everyone wins, no?
The problem is the law, as originally written, did not include age limits on the kids who could be legally ditched. It has since been changed to limit ditchees to newborns.
And Gary Staton? His new girlfriend is pregnant with twins.
The best quote I've heard from a great dad in years goes to Staton from an interview with the Omaha World-Herald after he dropped off his nine other kids two years ago: "If I had a thousand dollars I'd get fixed."