But aren’t unplanned pregnancies something teenagers should fear? Sure, they may not always be disastrous, but Planned Parenthood is flatly wrong about the “life-compromising” part. One national study found that one of every four teenage mothers is on public assistance by the time the child turns 3, and children born to single mothers without high school diplomas are nine times more likely to live in poverty than those born to married graduates.
When an individual’s irresponsibility begins to harm society as a whole, it becomes everyone’s problem. And when needy people turn to the government for taxpayer-subsidized help, they shouldn’t be surprised when it’s served with a side of harsh truth.