I can't really see any upside to allowing babies to be sold, and I can see a lot of potential downside. Methinks this is an idea that should be confined to speculative fiction.
Yeah, that's pretty much what my post revolved around. I was just brainstorming to see what the negatives were.
Ya know, sometimes, it's good to play devil's advocate and see why the negatives are negative. Yeah, we all *know* that morally, selling a kid is "bad", but why not question WHY? I'm not about to go round up a few kids and sell em off on e-Bay....just felt like thinking a little deeper as to why we choose to believe that selling kids is wrong.
It scares me more to see someone throw up a news article and have 12 sheep going, "OMG, THAT'S HORRIBLE" than it does to see one person go, "Hmmm...so why exactly is this so bad?" At least the latter is opening the floor to some sort of discussion and we can proceed to pinpoint the reasons why we make our moral choices, and hold our moral philosophies.
I personally would rather understand something than blindly follow some opinion. I know exactly WHY I find certain things appalling, I don't just DO so because my mommy or some pastor told me so.