I've known that I wanted to be childfree when I was 14. I became more involved in the environmental movement and I saw that overpopulation became an issue and is contributing to climate change, and how it puts a strain on our natural resources. If every adult in America was "fruitful & multiplied," The US would then have to enact its own one-child policy, similar to that of the one in the People's Republic of China.
I'm afraid to come out of the closet in this regard because my mom although not registered to vote, is a Republican. She would throw a large temper tantrum if I came out. She's used the guilt trip on me before for other things.
I feel like the current political climate will make it hard for me to come out, especially since President, Trump, Vice President Pence, and other higher-ups in the executive branch denying climate change.
Aside from the environment, I want to be childfree so that I can have freedom. I don't wanna to live my life just to please people. I've been there and done that. It drove me to insanity. I would feel like I'd have to switch parties from Green to Republican if I reproduced.
I'm upset that my mom wants my life to be a combination of 19 Kids & Counting and Leave It To Beaver.
What should I do?
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