Fecundity gone Feral

Last Saturday, in The Times, Janice Turner addressed the difficult matter of controlling the breeding of mothers whose children are repeatedly taken into care. She tells us that the British Pregnancy Advisory Service has criticised the charity Pause, which sets out to help such women for “undermining the autonomy of a group of women who already have little control over their lives,” by insisting that those women they help use a contraceptive implant. 

Adults who have little control over their lives would not be allowed to adopt or foster children. Why should they expect to inflict themselves as parents on children who come into this world with no control over their lives, and no chance of making anything of their lives unless  a deal of trouble is taken with them?

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