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Beneficiaries are moaning about being able to get free contraception. Politicians areĀ moaningĀ thatĀ theĀ state is meddling in their lives. The easy solution then is for all the meddling to stop…the easiest way for the meddling to stop is to go get a job. There problem solved.
Socialists just don’t get that if the state is the answer to every one of our societies ills then at some point the state will be all powerfula ndstart telling you haow they want you to live. The single best way to avoid this is to minimise the intrusion of the state in your lofe. Get a job.
Simply put, if you want the state to pay for your lifestyle then start expecting the state to start telling you what it expects in return for your indolence.
Some groups representing beneficiaries claim the Government’s offer of free long-term birth control to women on welfare will inevitably involve some degree of state pressure.
The Government rejects this claim. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says it will be voluntary.
From this year, all women on a benefit and 16- to 19-year-old daughters of beneficiaries will be able to obtain special-needs grants to pay for long-acting, reversible contraception.
The scheme supports the Government’s wider welfare reforms, which include penalties for those who have more children while on a benefit.
The four products available are those funded by Pharmac. They are the contraceptive arm implant Jadelle, the three-monthly injection Depo-provera, and two devices that are inserted into the uterus: the Multiload, which releases small amounts of copper, and the Mirena, which releases a contraceptive drug.