Why is Britain Moving Towards a 2-Child Policy?

3.jpgWhile a royal family can embrace a third child, Britain is instituting a de facto 2-child policy for the poor. This is classist, racist, anti-feminist, misogynist, anti-human, inhumane and it perpetuates rape culture.

As we pivot to a new world of equality and enhanced dignity for the systemically oppressed, we cannot regress like this:

From now on, a woman will be unable to claim tax credits for any child after her first two unless she can demonstrate conception occurred “as a result of a sexual act which [she] didn’t or couldn’t consent to” or “at a time when [she was] in an abusive relationship, under ongoing control or coercion by the other parent of the child”. To claim this exemption, she must complete an eight-page “rape assessment” form, countersigned by a third party professional to whom she must disclose her assault. Continuing to live with the father of her child will render her ineligible for support.

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Alison Thewliss MP, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale joined protest outside the Scottish Parliament against the UK Government’s ‘rape clause’
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