I recieve welfare (as much as I hate to admit it) and my partner and I found out we were expecting. I am 38 and have two other children, before I was pregnant I was applying for every job left, right and centre.
It is easy for a politician to tell us what we should do when he is recieving around $300, 000 annually. It's so easy to point fingers. My partner and I weren't trying for a baby and usually we are so very vigilant but accidents happen.
I feel like I shouldn't have to justify myself to anyone. I don't drink, smoke cigarettes or do drugs or have 10 kids to 8 different fathers and I do believe there are women out there who do have children purely to recieve benefits.
I am educated but sometimes you find yourself in a less than perfect situation and try to do the best you can. I have goals, I want to study, gain a qualification and contribute to society once again, like I did before I had my eldest.