Man plans to sue parents for giving birth to him 'without consent'

Clay Curtis
February 9, 2019

According to BBC News, Raphael Samuel believes that because he didn't ask to be born, he should be paid for the rest of his life.

Questioning the impossibility of how his parents could have asked for his consent, he said there was no way to do that and that his parents shouldn't have had him at all.

Raphael Samuel, donning a fake beard and sunglasses, said in a YouTube video posted on Tuesday that he is suing his parents because he was conceived without his consent and therefore his parents should pay for his life.

Samuel is part of the "anti-natalist movement", where younger people are resisting social pressure to have children.

"There's no point to humanity". There are many people who have said that they love what I am saying, they agree, but they can not say publicly. "If parents truly know what is good for their children. why did they have them?" another image read. "Human existence is totally pointless", he told the BBC. In a Facebook post, Samuel said that his mom, Kavita Karnad Samuel, admired her son's "temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers". "If Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault". But my mother wishes that she had met me before I was born, and she would not have had me.

The media has focussed on a sliver of what Raphael believes in. He said that he is not suing them for any mistreatment he may have suffered. This is what I want to do, I want people to think.

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She added: "His belief in anti natalism, his concern for the burden on Earth's resources due to needless life, his sensitivity toward the pain experienced unwittingly by children while growing up and so much more has been ruefully forgotten".

On his YouTube channel Nihil Anand, Samuel posted several videos describing why he's chose to take his parents to court.

And it appears that Samuel's mother is open about the idea of her and her husband being sued. He is sure to find his path to happiness. "Like so many, wants to take no responsibility for himself and expects someone else to take care of him".

His mum says she can't wait for him to present a logical argument in court.

"We will not be asked (to be born)". My life is good, but I'd rather not be here.

"See, you can call it a gimmick, I'll tell you why", Samuel told Hindustan Times.

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