I understand this is a multifaceted issue and we should absolutely frame policy around reality. The reality is that too many people are getting down and making babies. Seriously though, I think that to really address this issue and find a realistic solution we need a top down reform of reproductive education. We need to get over the stigma of sex = sin. We need a sexual education system that embraces contraceptives above abstinence. We need well funded organizations like Planned Parenthood. I'm not suggesting this is the only answer, but if we begin here we would be well on our way to eliminating the problem of parenting in at risk situations.
As I said earlier in the thread, from buying a TV to having a baby, I wish more people would move away from making quick-fix/life changing decisions without thinking it through. Actions have consequences and after the financial meltdown, it's about time everybody realizes that.
That's my beef. With that said, I could care less about 2 cents an hour.
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