A former Labor MP has been slammed for proposing that people should only get welfare payments if they’re placed on forced contraception, however, Gary John’s suggestion was draconian and ill-informed.

Gary John’s lost his seat in 1996, and distanced himself from the Labor Party since then.  He wrote his views in the Australian on Tuesday, stating taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for people’s decisions in having children.


Mr John’s went on to state that possible parents of inadequate substance, poor skills or of defective fibre should not enter parenthood while on a benefit.

He also went on to say that some families, some communities, some cultures spawn discord, however, he did not say which ones, and he also said “some”, which also means “not all”, which also means that everyone has to suffer.  I’m not stating that what he is saying is true, however, what I am stating is that by taking everybody who is on benefit and productive, and to put them on contraceptives, signifies that the only people procreating would be those on a middle to high living – sounds a bit like they’re attempting to breed “Stepford Children.”

What Mr John’s is proposing is a criterion of proposed draconian methods, and its ill-informed, inadequate policies and grievous because of the stigma it impounds for single parents.  His beliefs are gestated out of ignorance, and leapfrogs over systemic events of welfare in order to incriminate certain individuals.

In fact the said article only amounts to naive affirmations made by somebody who is privileged, but it’s all about welfare bullying, and the government has an obligation to all its people, whether they’re reproductive or not, and if the government is going to dictate on whether we are permitted children or not, we may as well be part of China and become a communist nation.


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