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  • Two of his children are underweight and chronically malnourished.

    He and his wife Johana have just had their third child in the earthen brick roadside hut they built themselves.

    While I agree that we should watch how we spend our money, I find it disturbing (and probably a big contributing factor of this problem) that a couple would decide to have a third child when they cannot provide for their first two.

    It is sad to see fellow human beings in these conditions but they can help themselves (at least par

    • Actually if the industry was more healthy then the children would bring in an extra income.

      its not like they are sending them to college or anything.

      in any poverty situation, your children are your welfare, your sick cover and your nurses.

      also they don't have access to contraception and are entitled to have children if they so wish - would you really wish forced abortions on them ?

      If they have no means then an extra mouth makes little difference. Its not like they are going to spend money on disposa

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      • My point is that they made a choice to bring another child into the world, a child that will be subjected to worse conditions their first two children.

        Contraceptions/abortions are besides the point (no, I wouldn't force abortions {if you couldn't tell, I'm pro-life}) - people should take serious time and thought into bringing a child into the world. I seriously doubt this couple did and as a result, their family unit will be more strained and it doesn't help the overall economic situation.

        There's more to say, but this is a huge door that has been opened and I don't have the time to put forth all my thoughts. I guess my bottom line is that if you cannot provide for your child (and that can be interpreted very loosely or in different ways), then perhaps you should not have a child.

        Jason