And, like I said, she's not an isolated case. 35% of all US kids live in single parent families. 80% of those families are low-income. So that would be almost 30% of all US kids living in low-income single parent families.
The Right loves to villainize poor single moms. 80% of them work and my friend will go back to work once it makes financial sense if her health holds out. As it is, the only thing she gets is foodstamps, not welfare. The few hundred bucks a month the kids get from their dad's disability check has her making too much to get cash assistance.
You don't have to be a single parent family to be poor. 45% of all American children live in low-income families and 22% of all US children live below the poverty line.
You can blame my friend for being poor and having too many kids but almost half the damn country is right in that boat with her. I don't think we should make them or anyone else move heaven and earth in order to vote.
If we do, then we need to stop pretending that we have some kind of democracy and equality.