— if you take from them their future, their optimism, their incentive to try to leave the world better than they found it —
A Vigorous Defense of The Right to Have Kids, Whether You Can “Afford” To Or Not
Ester Bloom

Yes, 100%. I work with pregnant women who have substance abuse problems. For many of them, pregnancy is their motivation to get into treatment and stick with the tough uphill climb toward recovery because they want to be good parents for their kids. I can’t imagine looking them in the eye and telling them that their child would be taken from them. And getting that kind of cruel, dehumanizing news would certainly send them back to the bad situations that they were in before (probably increasing the social burden in the long run, if you need a “logical” or “practical” reason why this is a terrible idea)

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