Many children are being born without the benefit of married parents. Remedy? Family studies economist Isabel V. Sawhill extols highly reliable LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives) as being pro-children, pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-income-equality. Accordingly, why not have the federal government pay female participants enough to make implanted LARCs the norm? Despite its public interest virtures, religious leaders would probably voice opposition to such a policy, construing it as a “license to fornicate.” This paper presents a secondary cash incentive that would hopefully neutralize that opposition.
George R. Compton