Conservatives’ Latest Freakout: Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Maternity Care For Single Mothers

Sept 10, 2013
Tara Culp-Ressler

A new analysis of federal health data conducted by the George Washington University School of Public Health recently found that Medicaid covers nearly half of U.S. births. That’s largely because low-income women tend to have a higher birth rate than wealthier women, and unintended pregnancies are becoming increasingly concentrated among women living in poverty.

Conservatives’ takeaway from those figures, however, didn’t have anything to do with pledging to ensure that those economically disadvantaged women have access to affordable family planning services. Instead, right-wing outlets decried the fact that Medicaid is “picking up the tab for out-of-wedlock childbirth.”

Of course, conservatives advocating against single parenting is nothing new.

Right-wing organizations like the Heritage Foundation frequently blame single mothers for poverty, and Republican lawmakers often suggest that stronger families will eliminate the need for a strong government safety net. The aversion to providing government support for unwed mothers fits neatly into that worldview.

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http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/10/2596001/taxpayer-medicaid-single-mother/

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