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  • The unsanswerable question! Perhaps they cannot control the craving for responsibility, when they're just not ready for the workload yet. :)
  • Sex. Pure and simple. Take sex away, and -viola- no more kids. But on a serious note, many couples have 'unplanned' or unexpected pregnancies. Birth control is not the 'be all, end all' that Planned Parenthood touts as the panacea for the world's problems. Condoms break at the wrong moment, diaphrams slip, and many mishaps can occur just in the 'heat of passion'. It is hard to argue with a raging hard hormone. When a couple cannot afford much, sometimes the only thing they do have is each other. One thing leads to another, and well, you get the idea. Most people do not plan to fail. They fail to plan. And that is true in all areas of life.
  • There can't be one answer. Budgeting is often about logic and sex, often, isn't. There's also the issue of intelligence (lack of/use of).
  • Probably because they don't believe in abortion.
  • Because it is thier "GOD GIVEN RIGHT!"
  • When you can’t afford anything, any other form of entertainment: procreate.
  • So the people at Child Protective Services have something to do.
  • because some people have their beliefs on abortion.. it sometimes a situation you cant control.. i know what ur saying because i feel the same way about the situation.
  • good point read my answer below
  • well the reason is, there is a program called wellfare,public assistance which is desigh to make people fail and depend on the system. this system was made to be supplemental.
  • In this day and age there should not be unplanned children . Since family planning clinics provide free birth control it has to be a case of just not bothering . I realise there are times when accidents occur but too many of the accidents happen to the same irresponsible people.. In this country the State will support you anyway in fact the more children you have the better off you seem to be
  • When I had the kids, I could afford them. I had no idea that eventually my husband would decide his drinking and drug use would be more important than our marriage. I had no idea he would move across the country and let his mother support him so he wouldn't have to pay child support. So, yeah, there were a few years when I had to get food stamps and medical cards for the kids, and really couldn't afford them.....I had no choice, I wasn't going to get rid of them because I couldn't afford them.
  • The only form of birth control that is 100% effective is to not have sex at all. Most married couples are intimate with each other, and unfortunately, NO form of birth control other than just not having sex, is 100%. And everyone who works pays taxes. I'm so sick of hearing about people complaining of THEIR TAX MONEY GOING TO RAISE OTHER PEOPLES CHILDREN. Those people work, and they pay taxes as do you. Not everyones a whore, and not everything is within our realm of control. Walk a mile in someone elses shoes before expressing your opinion.
  • people's circumstances change. my husband was a high executive >$140K. one month after having our 1st child (premmie & still in hospital), my husband got retenched. sometimes even the people who can afford them get into difficulty especially when you thought you were safe, things get turned upside down in a blink of an eye!
  • People could be very well off and have a child, within 1 year could be poverished. No one knows the future, and even someone that can't afford one now, could very well afford it by the time it is born. Kind of a presumptious question that if you are broke today, you will always be broke... Not all wealthy people are capable of raising a child either... children need attention and time with their parents.
  • I ask myself that question a lot
  • Because they either want to be like every other family and have a "normal" like, or because they want kids just for fun. like buying a pet cat. :D or cause the gender thing, that's another one. ((btw, i put gender instead of sex, k? but that doesn't make sense cause if i typed it here, shouldn't i've typed it there. ...))
  • ive been wondering that very question as well, it could be b/c of their culture or beliefs
  • Well, poor people do have the right to have sex, and no birth control is guaranteed to be 100% effective. The argument that poor people shouldn't have sex (there ARE poor married people, you know), and shouldn't have babies just reeks of unchecked classism. People can't win... "don't have an abortion! but know that once you squirt that baby out, I'm not going to be happy that you're getting WIC!!! That's MY hard-earned money, so you need to go get yet another job!"
  • Because they can, there is always assistance to help them out so why not. The only people I know that do this are the ones that are aware of how to use the system and get money from their parents.
  • WOMEN WANT SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE THEM FOREVER NO MATTER WHAT...SO THEY HAVE CHILDREN...
  • So only the rich are allowed to have children??? Since a good majority of the rich people in the world are white is this a subtle form of genocide?
  • Society pressures people to breed. Glad I'm never having them.
  • I have no idea...
  • Some don't mean to have children. It just happens sometimes, and most people do the best they can with what money they do have.
  • Accidents happen... rude.
  • Because they like $ex, but they can't afford birth control or abortions either, or maybe they're just selfish... wild.
  • Some people were well fixed for having kids last October and aren't now. Life changes. You can have a good job one day and be in trouble the next. Most folks, no matter how much they make, live one or two paychecks from being homeless. There are many folks who think they are well fixed until their kid gets sick and the insurance company starts raising their rates, hoping to force them to drop the insurance. Then their company drops them because its either drop the employee or drop the health insurance for everyone. Next thing they know, they are unemployed, uninsured and living with relatives. And besides those folks who start out in good shape and have planned kids and then have live rip the rug out from under them, there are all the kids on here that we talk to every day who have had sex ed and have been given condoms and didn't use what they had because hey, that happens to other people.
  • Having children is a fundamental human right. It's normal and natural to make this a priority in your life. Besides people have different perceptions of what is enough. To the richest in the world, it costs millions of dollars to raise a child because they consider the best of everything necessary.
  • 1.Sex is fun 2.Oops! i'm pregnant 3.My baby's daddy will PAY me. 4.And I get medicaid,section 8 housing,food stamps,WIC and check from the government.
  • so they can get a council house and government benefits........ its easy!! p.s by the way im not one of these statistics, im just an angry taxpayer who foots the bill.
  • Because they couldn't afford condoms! But really it's heat of the moment they are not thinking about the possibility of pregnancy and all that goes with it.
  • It is the natural thing to do. Some don't use birth control because it's a religious issue. Some don't know birth control because of the issues regarding sex education and others just don't give a dam because it is the natural thing to do.
  • Abstinence isn't the only 100% effective form of birth control, unfortunately, the other ones are permanent. And I don't mean abortion, I don't like that any more than anyone else.
  • Irresponsibility and self indulgence for the most part.
  • People just seem to forget to wrap before they tap. It is just the heat of the moment and they are not thinking about the ramifications of what they are about to do.
  • They think babies maybe the source of passion to live, survive. With the existence of baby they think they could work harder(for the baby) and fix their economical condition. But that generally does not work
  • maybe because if they do not they will have nothing left to live for. my question is what percentage of 40 hour/week workers in this nation do you think deserve an income capable of supporting children?
  • Because they look at them as possesions, not little people. Trust me I worked for CPS
  • Because they figure if they can't make the payments, they can just let the bank take them back.
  • If you wait to have kids until you can afford them, you never will.
  • They don't know. They're really _THAT_ stupid. It's quite sad :(.
  • Accidents aside.... Not thinking ahead. Not wise enough to be parents. They take whatever that comes their way.
  • Lots of reasons. -Too lazy to use a method of birth control. -They're on welfare so they don't need to be able to afford the kid(s). -Cause they think they have so much love to give, it will be enough to support a little baby (without giving thought to the fact that they grow up and also need more than love to keep them fed and warm). Those are a few (cynical) thoughts that come to mind.
  • Your assuming everyone is rational and would not put themselves at the risk of having a child they cannot afford while they are in a bad financial position. human nature demonstrates this is not how most people think at all, most people are less rational than they believe and most people are very bad at making good decisions. This is why we use tools like the scientific method (evidence based reasoning). An example of this is a large portion of any population will adopt the religion of their culture and family swearing that their belief is more valid than any other often viewing the other religions as ridiculous. The reality is all religions are as valid as one another in terms of evidence proving a particular faith to be true. This view is completely irrational and nevertheless held by billions. Clearly "faith" is a matter of culture and geography. If you were born in a jewish family you most likely will hold those religious views a christian family christian views ect: You are unlikely to be part of a religion you have never heard of. every religion cannot be correct. but everyone can be wrong. I hope this helps with your question, you state it's a simple question and on the surface it appears it is but it in-fact gets right to the heart of the human condition and our conscious and subconscious drive to have children, an interesting example is that mothers have a natural instinct to tell fathers how much their newborn children look like them, when a newborn baby looks mostly like other newborn babies.

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