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A man in India is unhappy that he was [birth / born] . He did not want to be born. He is suing his parents because they did not ask [he / him] if he wanted to be born. The man [living / lives] in the city of Mumbai. His name is Raphael Samuel and he is 27 years old. He is [suing / sued] his parents for giving birth to him without [him / his] consent. Mr Samuel calls himself an anti-natalist. This is someone who [believes / beliefs] in a philosophy called anti-natalism. This philosophy puts a negative [valued / value] on birth. Anti-natalists believe that people should try not to have [child / children] . They believe that having children is [moral / morally] wrong. They believe that the world is a better place with fewer children in it. China's one-child policy was a result [off / of] anti-natalism.

Raphael Samuel has [posted / paste] a video on YouTube explaining why he wants to sue his parents. The video has gone [vital / viral] . In the video, Mr Samuel answers questions from his [followers / follows] and from reporters. He said: "I want everyone in India and the world to [reality / realise] one thing - that they are born without their [consensual / consent] . I want them to understand that they do not [owe / own] their parents anything. If we are born without our consent, we should be [maintenance / maintained] for our life. We should be paid by our parents to [life / live] ." He added: "I love my parents...but they had me for their [joy / joyful] and their pleasure." Samuel's mother said she would accept [faulty / fault] if her son could explain how she could have asked for his consent to be born.

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