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We can't judge a person's need based on past history. No matter if there are one, two, five, or 12 children we don't know what the parents' financial situation was at the time each child was born nor do we know if their religion allows the use of birth control. We certainly aren't looking at a case of Octo-Mom Syndrome.
The children are here. If someone is successful, has 6 children then find themselves in need, what do you propose they do with whatever number of children you consider excessive? Feed two and starve four? Keep the picky eaters and give away the kids who have a healthy appetite?
There could be things going on in the life of the woman interviewed we aren't aware of and these things need to stay private. Their family may not want to help them. We don't know.
We can't assume everyone has a wonderful family ready to pick up the pieces and help out. This is simply not a reality in our society today. To argue that it is, is not being realistic.
No matter what faith you practice or what you believe, we each have an obligation to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Anybody can be that person who is less fortunate when they least expect it. No matter how many safety nets we may have in place.
Any net can develop a hole for us to fall through and the next net and the next may not be strong enough to hold us either. Shouldn't there be something below all of your nets to cushion your fall? And someone standing nearby to give you a helping hand up and some kind words of encouragement and a little push to get you going in the right direction?
Be thankful for what you have and pray others find what they need.
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