I'm linking to this AoSHQ post about the reach of the Commerce Clause only because I thought of it first:
Can we mandate that people have more children? Seems to me we could fix some of the demographic problems with SS and MediCare if only people had more children.And here's me, way back in December:
I was thinking about the P.D. James book (and similar movie) "The Children of Men" set in a dystopian future of mass infertility. As the population ages and dies away, there are no children being born to support the creaky, desperate society. I know this is bit of a stretch but what if the government declared that – in the interest of regulating commerce and keeping the factories running with workers – birth control should be outlawed?Oh, heavens no, it would never come to that. That's crazy right-wing talk.
Extra - The law blog Volokh Conspiracy has varying reviews of today's opinion.