Are we talking about welfare dependency, or poverty where you cannot provide basic necessities? The title of the thread makes me think the latter but some of the comments are about the former.
If you cannot maintain a roof over your kids head and food on the table, shoes on their feet, a doctors visit if they need it...no I do not think you should be planning more pregnancies.
This is totally different to planning pregnancies in a welfare dependent household, welfare dependency does not mean you cannot provide the basics kids need. Of course a welfare dependent household may not be able to supply necessities, but if they can, then who am I to say they should not be having kids? That line of thinking would exclude people with disabilities on the DSP from becoming parents........discrimination much?
As an aside I read an article the other day that said 30% of households in Tasmania were completely welfare dependent, if we went with what some people seem to be suggesting about welfare dependency, that is excluding a large portion of Tasmania from having kids.