“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
What is to stop someone who is on welfare - but wants a baby - from going off welfare, having the baby and then going back on it?
And what is to stop her doing this over and over again?
Or are you people actually forcing women to be permanently sterilized to be eligible for welfare?
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Why should whatever minute contribution your personal taxes might make to welfare funding give you any right to control or coerce me into possible health risks?
The mother that injects drugs, feeds a baby alcohol or in any way harms the child is going to jail for abuse. They've committed a crime and should be punished.
What you are refusing to acknowledge is the right for us not to have the government assault our bodies and how dangerous a precedent that sets. You think you and yours would always be in a "protected" class so it's good and proper to target other classes of people you pre-judge to be unworthy with a permanent answer to a problem not all welfare recipients will have. Especially in these times, when millions of our fellows lost jobs and homes and lives they worked diligently to earn and now must count on welfare until they can find a way to rebuild what they lost.
While I agree we need to keep trying to find new and better solutions to poverty, allowing the government this power over our bodies is not the answer.
We have the right to privacy, which was extrapolated from language in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Here are three well known cases which set the" privacy" precedent .
Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965),the Eisenstadt v. Baird case(1972) ,
and in Roe v. Wade (1973).