An eminently sane, logical, and humane prescription, Mr. Bernstein.
The real question is why so many people--many of them single mothers--face job options that keep them poor and thus impose a "Sophie's Choice" like decision when it comes to whether another child can be afforded on economic (and other) levels.
The emphasis on "right to life" is really a means of projecting the Shadow of the Military State onto vulnerable young women.
Without ever questioning the kind of money that goes into the world's most efficient and pervasive Killing Machine, the religious elites turn the matter of morality onto women and those who conceive children without a support system.
The support system has largely broken down. I think that's why the Evangelicals have such a huge following. They do grant some cover to "their own."
When entire cities experience poisoned water, and when entire communities must fight that outcome (by keeping out the Fracking companies), and when entire regions are left to fend for themselves after giant storms... then there is no moral high-ground held by those who wish to chastise women who cannot afford another mouth to feed.
Better that the society spread its resources around to GENEROUSLY feed those mouths than punish those who know they are in no position to do so.
But patriarchy and its angry father god work on the presumption of guilt (Original Sin) and keep on Punishing from there. THAT is its ethos. Ultimately, without the blame-meme so deeply embedded into persons, it would be more difficulty to conjure the next enemy for the military state to pursue (and through endless pursuit, justify its own dark existence).