What is your opinion on the Octuplet mom with 14 children all out of wedlock. She is on welfare and she lives in a 3 bedroom 1500 squ ft. home with her parents.
I personally have two issues with this. On one hand I see her decision as irresponsible. On the other hand I'm beginning to get aggravated by the same people who fight for choice, entitlement programs, ect getting on her.
You can't have it both ways. You either accept that "Choice" is not limited to the choice to abort but the choice to do what you want with your body as well. Whether others agree or not.
I also have a problem with the same people who think entitlementsare a good way to help the poor now complaining because she receives said programs? Statistically more people on welfare are in similar situations as her. They continue to have children, out of wedlock and live on the government dole because they can and it's thier to provide health care, food and shelter for them. Consequences of your personal decisions don't matter as much when someone else pays for you life. So we either accept that these programs are littered with people who choose to be poor or we admit they do more harm than good and end them becuase we don't want to pay for such people. The minority of people who get on these programs do so for a short period of time or ever get back off these programs. Free money is addictive.
I don't care about the size of her home, I don't care that she lives with her parents. My grandparents raised 8 children in a three bedroom house he built with his own hands. At one point they didn't even have indoor plumbing. It can and has been done for poor people to raise children well. In todays society we seem to deem poor people as irresponsible to have children. We bascially say if you don't have money then we don't think you have the right to make a choice to have children. All of this circles back to the above arguments.
Do we really think we can have it both ways?