Everyone’s leaped on the Nats’ contraceptives for benies bid to distract from banks.com. Guess I’ll jump in too.
Free stuff for poor people: good. Making contraceptives more available: good. Linking taking contraception with accessing benefits: bad. Targeting only beneficiaries: smells like eugenics. Targeting their daughters too: undoubtedly eugenic.
If they didn’t want to do eugenics, they could have got free contraception to women other ways.
From the start, the core of capitalist elitist philosophy (or self-justification) has been that the world/God rewards the good. Therefore, they’re rich because they’re good and, so, deserve to be rich. Ipso facto, the poor must be lazy, moral degenerates who have it coming. Better for everyone if they die from lack of healthcare and decent housing or, better, never breed at all.
Without that belief structure, the justification for the grinding poverty and stunning inequality found in capitalism disappears, and so does the system.
Eugenics has been and remains a logical endpoint of capitalist morality.
And, for a million dollars of taxpayer cash, worth every cent in media distraction.