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    spacecadet1, minidriver

    There are thousands of couples looking for healthy infants to adopt. You don't have to raise the child; you just have to get through nine months of throwing up, peeing every hour, and having your body co-occupied by a growing parasite -- and no, there's no welfare or even Medicaid to help you -- and then hand the baby over to some nice middle-class (heterosexual, of course) couple, zip up your jeans, and go on with your life.

    The considerably more compassionate version of this, practiced by some Catholics (and some Catholic agencies) and some fundies, includes an offer of a place to live plus income support plus good medical care during the pregnancy, and sometimes the ability to choose which nice middle-class couple to bestow your baby on.

    So no, Texas is not going to offer financial support to help women raise unwanted children, or even to help with the expenses of pregnancy. If you can't afford a baby, keep your legs crossed.

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