A recent article in the Daily Telegraph “IVF clinics records increase in unattached single women wanting to become mothers” (28/7/19) reports that 8% of IVF recipients are single women. It expresses that there is a growing number of single women who are seeking IVF treatment because they are unable to find the right male to procreate and are willing to raise children on their own.
Raising children when you are in a relationship is no easy feat therefore one cannot ignore the fact that raising a child as a single parent would be even harder. We often hear in the media the struggles of single parenting such as child care costs, healthcare, food, shelter etc all on a single income. Thankfully we have a generous welfare system in Australia which allows people to receive single parent payment from the taxpayers as well as the child care rebate. Company’s also must provide people with maternity leave which allow the parent to be paid whilst looking after their pride and joy.
The issue here though is we often here the plight of single women raising children. Feminazi’s often get on the band wagon and plea that males do not pull their weight when it comes to child support. Women cry foul when Government cuts back on single parenting payments because Governments do not want to increase taxes to pay for the increasing demand of welfare. If we are seeing a rising trend in single women seeking IVF treatment to raise their children on their own, will see see a rise in women claiming the single parent payment from Centrelink? We will see women demand an increase in the single parent payment because these single women will not have a male to pay child support?
As a libertarian I don’t have a problem with women wanting to receive IVF treatment, nor do I have a problem with single women wanting to raise children on their own, but as a conservative I have a problem with taxpayers funding for someone elses children.