Rand Paul: Unwed Mothers With Too Many Kids Need To Be Cut Off
You can always count on Rand Paul for his two cents on minorities or families in need…
Via Raw Story:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested the possibility of cutting government benefits for unwed mothers who have multiple children. “Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount,’” said Paul, who opposes legal abortion and has criticized the federal health care law’s contraception mandate as a violation of religious and economic liberty. He admitted the suggestion, which he did not directly endorse, might be unpopular and difficult to implement.
“I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to tell a woman with four kids that she’s got a fifth kid we’re not going to give her any more money,” Paul said. “But we have to figure out how to get that message through because that is part of the answer. Some of that’s not coming from government. It needs to come from ministers and people in the community and parents and grandparents to convince our kids to do something different.”
The conservative senator said communities or families should be responsible for the prevention of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, but he said government policies could discourage unwed mothers from having additional children.
“Married with kids versus unmarried with kids is the difference between living in poverty and not,” Paul said. “It’s not that I’m against children — I come from a large family,” he said. “In the right context, it can lead to a great life, but in the wrong context, it really can be a burden for those who aren’t yet married.”
Do you agree with good ole Rand???
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