Welcome to my new website on WordPress. My previous site, The Purple Monkey’s Dishwasher, unfortunately experienced a catastrophic failure due to my technical ineptitude. All the posts there were lost, but I have had the great fortune of being a guest blogger on a number of sites. Below is a previous post from the Women’s Bioethics Project.
Concerned over rising public assistance rolls in Louisiana, Republican State-Representative John LaBruzzo this week [September 26, 2008] proposed that the state pay poor women $1,000 to undergo tubal ligation. To further combat what he described as “generational welfare” — his belief that poorly-educated people receiving such government aid as food stamps and subsidized housing have more kids than affluent and well-educated folks — this ardently anti-abortion legislator is also championing tax incentives to encourage college-educated, higher-income people to have more children.