Is it "wrong" to have a child when you're financially unstable, in poverty, and/or on welfare?
What if the child was unplanned, but the choice was to keep it (as opposed to adoption or abortion), is that different to you than a planned child?
What do you think?
Would you judge a friend who wanted a child even though she would struggle to support it? What if you knew she and her partner would be excellent parents, would that change your mind at all?
Under what circumstances would you find it okay, right, or ethical?
Or is it just none of your business what another woman does with her body and her life, so long as she takes care of her child and harms no one and breaks no law?
Answer by babygirl_18 at 11:57 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:59 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:00 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by cueballsmom at 12:00 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by glassfields at 12:03 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by Amelora at 12:12 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by babygirl_18 at 12:18 AM on May. 30, 2011
Honestly, I would never plan to have a child if I couldn't provide for it myself. There's a difference in having a child and struggling and purposely having a child and having to have government help to provide for that child. I struggled to provide for my son, I was 19 and he was not planned. Even then I worked my tail off to provide for him without any kind of welfare and I did it by myself. There's nothing wrong with having a child and struggling to get by but I strongly disagree with planning to have a child and planning on raising that child on welfare.
Answer by onemellowmom at 12:18 AM on May. 30, 2011
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