Posted: Jan 21, 2011 1:02 pm
heh. TT, I've floated similar ideas - perhaps a bit more liberally.
e.g. incentivize adolescent males to voluntarily check their dna into publicly funded sperm bank and then undergo a vasectomy. then when they make the active decision that they are ready to be fathers - regardless of age or income (hey, it's America after all) - they can check their boys out and have them inseminated into their wife, girlfriend, neighbor, I don't fucking care. as long as it makes parenthood a conscious decision.
I realize the ummm Orwellian implications will scare off the bleeding hearts AND the uber anti-government crowd... and it would initially be expensive as all hell. But the long term net positive effect on government spending, education, crime prevention would be astounding. In my not-so-humble opinion.
anyway, til then let's make sure underprivileged adolescents are getting proper sex ed and access to birth control. all my rich white friends (even the fucking Baptists) did.