with one, or more children on any kind of public assistance, but most importantly one's who receive housing assistance, food assistance, and child care assistance should also be provided birth control? I feel that if you are receiving assistance and are continuing to produce more children that the state should do something. Whether it's to provide birth control, or stop or limit the assistance because they keep having babies, or just provide more education and help these women get on their feet and provide for their children on their own. I do not think it's fair that there are women out there that have babies, don't work, and have a roof over their head, food on the table, and a nice car to drive. If you're gonna struggle then struggle. I do not think children should be brought into a family that can not provide for them. I understand everyone needs help now and then. What do you ladies think??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:59 AM on May. 13, 2009 in Money & Work
I heard here in Oklahoma they are trying to pass something..That all people on PA would have to take a drug test..About birth control,,,they should only give them PA for the children the initially got PA for.. If they have more they shouldn't get more PA for it.
Answer by louise2 at 10:08 AM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by lapcounter at 10:08 AM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by lapcounter at 10:13 AM on May. 13, 2009
No matter what is offered to help any given woman, there are MORE out there that could care less. There are some people that have babies JUST to be on GOVERNMENT assiatance!! Some people feel that the government OWES it to them for whatever reason. If people would take a look at the WHOLE picture they would soon realize that it is the GOVERNMENT taking care of their children and NOT the mother or father. I personaly am NOT on government assistance and am very THANKFUL that I am not. At one point in time I was on the gov assistance and was very thankful for it. I also have two children. My hubby and I work and we pay for insurance, food and whatever else we need. Having more children is NOT on my plate in the near future.
Answer by SweetKYmom at 10:17 AM on May. 13, 2009
as anon 10:08 pointed out, there are ways to get low cost or free birth control already. But you can't force someone to take them.... It seems like what you are suggesting is mandatory birth control. That would have to be monitored by *someone* to make sure that it is being used effectively. Who will pay for that?? The easiest and most cost effective way to get what you are suggesting, would be mandatory sterilization. But, if you hit a financial bump in the road and need temporary assistance, would you be willing to give up your future children for a check or two to get you through?
I understand what your point is and I partially agree..... But.... This is such a loaded topic...
Answer by VeronicaLee at 10:24 AM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on May. 13, 2009
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