It became a major crisis - TOO many children born to parents who just couldn't afford to raise them because the financial burden was too heavy for the government to cover as they promised they would do.
Romania repealed it's policy - legalized abortions . . . immediately after doing so they calculated nearly 1,000,000 abortions in 1989 (just after legalization) - but in 2009 that dropped to just over 100,000. So obviously other measures are proving ot be more effective at lowering the number without causing a serious crisis otherwise.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
You and Gina are advocating for what amounts to incentivizing very bad behavior and the outcome has been a steady stream of increasingly worse behavior since the '60s.
It's not even like this is really debatable this point.
The social problems that the '60s tried to correct are almost all worse today then they were then.
The fact is, shoulda, woulda, coulda, girls get pregnant. Even smart ones. Providing poor women with free contraception was shown in this study as a viable, successful, solution. Again, you can say they get what they deserve, but it is on your dime.
its simple cheap preventive care. Same as any other preventive care.
Bible thumpers can thump all they want. In there OWN CHURCH.
They have no right to tell me how to live..........
And when they do, I remind them of the millions of murders they are responsible for over 2000 years.