On another site (non-AB/DL) the topic was brought up in the Debate and Politics forum.
Should birth control be a prerequisite for welfare?
I am curious to what the members of the community here feel about it?
Me personally, I am unsure. My sister in High School dated a boy who's mom had several kids so she could have her Welfare checks increased, and to stay on welfare. I've heard in the news of families doing the same thing. However no birth control is perfect, and what about those couples who want a child, and not for the money.
From how I understand it, welfare was created to give people that extra help they need, to turn their life around. And yet, like any government program the abusers benefit more from it than those who actually need it.
I will say that Mandatory Monthly Drug tests for any person or family on Welfare should be given, and if failed, children removed until the said persons are clean for a given time frame. That, and only access to broadcast TV. None of this Satellite or cable #@!%$#@% that is coming from their welfare checks.