No. I am sorry, this wouldn't have worked for me. Ok, I never went on welfare, but I was a young, unwed, uneducated, and pregnant at 20. I did go on food stamps a couple of times (both times while I was in school), WIC, and I got Medicaid for pregnancies. I certainly didn't plan on having my child when I did, but I am so, so glad I did. She was the kick in the butt that I needed to get serious about life. I couldn't afford her, but I just loved that child to no end and would have been devastated if someone put her in foster care until I could. Five years later, I have another, and things are very tight, and I have racked up my credit to help provide, but I know that in 8 months, I can provide a living wage. BTW, I ended up marrying the dad.
However.....I do understand your post. Sometimes, I wonder about some of these parents out there. And I do see cases where children are around drug abuse, alcohol abuse, indecent behavior. Sadly, a lot of these cases are people I know personally. They are a few years younger than me, usually, but have known them to be several years older. If they were getting government assistance, I wouldn't know.
I don't want you to think that I am attacking your post at all, because I know tone can be miscommunicated, but if that were to be put into effect, then I would have been one of the ones that would have lost a child and missed out. I probably would not have been able to breastfeed either and that has been one of the best experiences of my life.
Well, those are my thoughts on the subject. I am pretty sure when you posted this thread, you didn't have people like me in mind, but if this were the case, it would be people like me who would lose. This is an interesting topic.