there are consent laws about most things, but not about forcing someone to exist. clearly it would be logically impossible to get that consent, but what is the moral implication of this logical impossibility? it’s impossible (logically or otherwise) for a braindead person to consent to sex, therefore they are not ever considered (legally) to be consenting to sex, therefore having sex with a braindead person is considered rape. isn’t birth similar? a non-conscious being cannot consent to being made conscious, so isn’t doing so a sort of existential rape? (that’s my term now. dibs).

Being made to live guarantees your death. killing someone also guarantees their death. Is having children so different from murder - or at least conspiracy to commit?