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Enough Is Enough: Poor Women Are Not Having Babies for Money

California's Maximum Family Grant rule denies financial support to babies born while their families are receiving grants from the state's welfare program.

California’s Maximum Family Grant rule denies financial support to babies born while their families are receiving grants from the state’s welfare program. An effort is underway to repeal the rule and to deconstruct the narrative that poor women have babies for money.

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Rand Paul Is Here to Micromanage Your Family Size, Ladies

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In the same week, Rand Paul praised his sister for having six kids but denounced a hypothetical woman on assistance who has only five. The contrast lays bare the hypocrisy and prejudice of the anti-choice movement, and shows how conservatives use children as weapons against women.

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Repealing Welfare Family Cap Laws a Common Goal for Some Pro- and Anti-Choice Groups

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and "pro-life" groups.

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and “pro-life” groups.

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Kansas Republicans Continue Their Assault on the Poor With New Punitive Drug Testing Mandates

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Advancing policies for the benefit of the rich, whilst kicking the poor among us in the teeth, is a mainstay of the Republican Party.

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Sensationalizing Drug Use in Pregnant Women: How the Media Perpetuates Racist and Ineffective Policies

The prosecution of drug use in pregnant women does nothing to fulfill a legitimate policy goal and in fact seems to be racially motivated—at least in the implementation—rather than spurred by a concern for children.

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Americans Demonstrate Changed Attitudes Towards Poverty Since the 2008 Economic Crisis

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Since household income has been declining over time (and proportionally fewer individuals earn more than twice the poverty level), the silver lining of the 2008 economic crisis might be that more Americans start seeing poverty for what it is: not something anyone “deserves.” 

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor? Or Just Throw Them Overboard?

I’m left to wonder, when did Americans become so hateful and vindictive towards poor people? Are we now a country that operates via Schadenfreude? Something doesn’t sit right with kicking people when they’re down.

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Deceptive prolife centers do not do much to help clients after they have their child

Many of these young girls end up on welfare because they can’t find a job which pays enough to afford a car, daycare, and other necessary living expenses. The "prolife" centers are no help to girls regarding this matter.

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