Children having children

It has been going on for decades and still the taxpayer underwrites their costly activities.

Teenagers having babies is not new I know. But's it's children having children and it's just plain hard work for everyone involved from here on in.

I know the National government has been tough in this area and good on them I say. Numbers are down and so they should be. There's no reason for teenagers to be having babies in this day and age. There are more forms of contraception available than we know what to do with.

If teens are having babies then they are wanting to have them. And we all know why.

The reality is babies cost a lot of time, money and energy. Everyone knows it.

And yet, still children are allowed to have children to the cost of every single one of us.

New Zealand needs more workers, not more single mothers, and I'm not just bagging the women here. The boys involved in this are just as much to blame.

The ongoing social and human costs of these activities are immense, to the tune of billions of dollars every year.

Yes, we need to have babies, but we also need to plan for them and be able to afford them.

G Martin, Brookfield (Abridged)



3 Comments

The situation also means ...

Posted on 09-09-2017 14:40 | By MISS ADVENTURE

If you cant house them, cant feed them and can not provide properly fior them for the lifetime required i.e. 20 years odd then dont have them and expect others to pay for them EVER!

World moto

Posted on 09-09-2017 14:40 | By MISS ADVENTURE

Cant feed em ... dont breed em!!!

Mr Martin

Posted on 09-09-2017 13:35 | By MISS ADVENTURE

Agreed, perhaps a meeting of the girl, boy and parents is required. A decision on who is to support the mother and baby is formalised and agreed to for teh next 20 years. If there is no committment made then the mother must either adopt out or abort. These would appear as the only options when it comes to the NZ Taxpayer being burdened with the folly of some, perhaps people need to take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences.

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