Iran mulling banning vasectomies, tightening abortion laws to counter flagging demographic numbers.
Granted, it's taking place in a muslim theocracy. But for a while I've wondered if we could eventually see these sorts of measures turning up in Western countries. Would it not be downright amusing if, after years and years of justifying China's two-child policy on the grounds that 'they have too many children there', we saw secular states banning birth control, abortion and more, on the grounds that they don't have nearly enough children?
After all, in both cases it's protecting the state's interests.