I would like to extend praise to the writer of the March 8 letter “Family planning support needed.” She identified the elephant in the room no one ever wants to address.
With all the controversy concerning the closing of UNC’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity and its inefficacy, I wonder whether this was ever a primary message delivered by the center? It would appear that the cycle of poverty is a direct result of the disproportionately high number of children within low-income families.
In this PC world, no one wants to suggest that an ideal ratio of income to number of kids may exist. It is viewed as one of our innate freedoms to have as many children as desired. However, it is that individual’s personal responsibility to provide for all of them that is often overlooked.
As crass as it is, the bumper sticker, “Don’t breed them if you can’t feed them,” has a certain amount of logic behind it.