Some might say people should not be having babies if they cannot afford to pay for them.

The point here is that, under Tory government, almost nobody can.

Tories have pushed wages down so far that millions of working people are claiming a benefit of some kind.

Are they all expected to become celibate because fat, rich employers are selfish?

The Government’s controversial cap on benefits is failing to encourage more people into work and forcing pregnant women to consider terminating their pregnancy, according to evidence published by the Work and Pensions Committee.

The cross-party group of MPs has published evidence received from charities, local authorities, and others, detailing how the lower cap is impacting on affected households.

The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefit and tax credit income that an out-of-work household can receive, subject to certain exemptions, and was reduced from £26,000 a year to £20,000 a year outside London and £23,000 within London.

Welfare advice service Turn2Us highlighted “worrying trends” reported by their helpline, with women being forced into considering terminating their pregnancy to escape the cap.

The charity said: “The most worrying trend that is emerging is pregnant women asking the call handler to undertake a benefit check to ascertain what they would be entitled to if they continue with the pregnancy, citing that the outcome will help them to decide whether they continue with the pregnancy or terminate it.”

Source: Tory benefit cap forcing women to consider terminating pregnancies

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