Whalen, you were so close

08/21/2014 10:08 AM

08/22/2014 5:16 PM

Re "Brown has a point about low birthrates among well-to-do" (Viewpoints, Aug. 21): Midway through his article I thought Bill Whalen had it right when he said "individual men and women making choices," but then he went on to suggest ways in which the well-to-do could have more children. There are more low-income children who already have kids. They have choices: a six-pack of beer costs $5.47, while a 12-pack of condoms cost $6.47.

I believe that the well-to-do choose to limit their family size in order to be able to provide more for the children that they have. People, not the state, should be responsible for the choices that they make.

-- Paul Adler, Roseville

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