Download The ANP’s initial manifesto in PDF form: The-ANP-Manifesto
We recognise that the human species will go extinct at some point, that is a fact. It is just a matter of how much suffering we will endure and how much suffering and damage we will cause before it happens.
By simply refraining from procreating, we reduce suffering while exiting this planet gracefully and peacefully… leaving no deprivation or needs behind. Let’s be the last generations and go out with a liberal and happy party!
Our Main Policy Areas
REDUCE Incentives to Have Children
Government should not, in principle, offer any incentives for people to bring children into the world. Having not experienced the process of dying and old age, it is selfish, reckless and inconsiderate to procreate at a young inexperienced age. This is putting a new consciousness through a painful situation you haven’t yourself fully experienced, an unethical act that we would condemn in any other situation.
Child Tax Credits
This means that child tax credits for working families will need to be eventually abolished. The ANP, however, does not want to put vulnerable families into hardship – suffering is our primary enemy, after all. A phasing-out of child tax credits over five years – along with an educational campaign – will provide a disincentive for those considering forcing a new being into existence.
Wealthy Family Tax
This may mean that only the wealthy will be able to afford to have children. As part of our fiscal plan, families earning over £60,000 per year will pay an annual percentage of their income for each new child they create for eighteen years of their child’s life, again with years of warning so that all of the changes should be clear to everyone.
So, a gradual phasing out of child tax credits plus financial penalties for richer families having children… a fair way to reduce procreation and thereby reduce suffering.
Funding an Ageing Population
The UK already faces a challenge due to its ageing population and the ANP stands to make that issue more pressing as a deliberate policy position. What madness is this? The ANP’s ambition, however, is not just to match our needs but exceed them and create the best old-age and end-of-life care systems in the world.
Resources for this would come from the drastic reduction in maternity ward and child tax credit spending, as well as the Wealthy Family Tax. Health-spending on infants will also naturally fall, allowing for funds to be transferred to the latter portion of life.
Assisted-Dying and Euthanasia
With strong regulations to prevent malpractice or abuse of the system, The Antinatalist Party would seek to legalize doctor-assisted dying for those with terminal illnesses, degenerative disorders, long-term mental disorders and other illnesses identified by independent medical experts as being suitable for euthanasia.
Life was not something we chose, so we should have an exit available. With waiting-periods and advice from psychiatric consultants, we would seek to allow life in Britain to become less fiercely compulsory.
The ANP is pro-abortion as it does not cause suffering to any innocent sentient beings. Life termination does not necessarily involve any innocent suffering. Abortion would be promoted as a last-resort, while contraception should be promoted and made cheaper with fiscal instruments if needed. We would aim to raise the abortion limit but there will, of course, be no forced-abortions or limited-child policies.
Meat Tax & Animal Welfare
Humans need to eat less meat both for their own health but more importantly because we have created a system of brutal slavery for the animals we consume. A pig is no less intelligent, caring or able to suffer than a dog. We don’t believe dogs should be in tiny cages and used as a commodity, neither do we in the ANP believe pigs, cows or chickens should suffer the same. A 40% tax will be levied on all meat and dairy products as a disincentive towards continuing this industry.
All “intensive farms” will be inspected at random regularly and any suffering or cruelty detected will result in criminal penalties for the owners and/or employees. A special task force will be set-up for this mission. Farmers must understand that if they want to continue to enslave animals for human consumption, they must treat those animals as well as they would pets.
Drugs & The Drug War
The ANP seeks to legalise the possession and regulate the sale of all recreational drugs to those over the age of 21, while also funding addiction treatment centres and educational campaigns informing people about each substance. We would aim to release non-violent drug offenders from custody on a case-by-case basis.
The drug war has been a complete failure and the Antinatalist Party believes that science should inform public policy rather than being ignored as has happened for decades. Scientists would be free to research the true health and societal effects of substances with greater freedom and publish their findings for the public.