"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Well one method would be for the "think of the children" uber conservatives to stop opposing SSM and gay adoption
I am really floored it's such a high number though, and perhaps that begs the question if a one child policy or along those lines is needed
Other ideas: higher economic incentives to foster/adoptive parents, more prosecution for child abandonment, easing restrictions for grandparents or others who at least know the kids but aren't technically godparents to take over
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Charity organizations and churches should step up. Where they miss the mark, state government comes in and fills the gap.
But that's just a short-term solution. We should be thinking of a way to prevent unwanted parenthood in the first place. Some ideas:
-Legalize gay adoption so that there are more willing, loving parents willing to adopt.
-Expand use of contraceptives and abortions to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the first place.
-More sex education.
You can *force* taxpayers. So that really just leaves the first 2 options (or do nothing, the last option).
I would say the state since each state could have influences on the number of these kids by other social policies and laws they enact. Even the taxation they choose, like sin taxes or other laws where the $ would go to that specifically. Voters often get to vote on such propositions....would be interesting to see if it mattered to them.
I agree but there are way too many that are just not financially or mentally capable of keeping them. Just stating fact, not excusing.