It seems to me that many babies born into this world, who grow into their years of childhood and teenage years, are unwanted and unloved. While many are planned, loved and cherished, others are an accident born if carnal pleasure and sexual engagement gone wrong. They are nothing more or less than unfortunate accidents of birth.
Any money forthcoming by way of baby bonuses was welcome so it could be squandered and splurged on entertainment and goods that had little to do with the raising of children. (Remember the ‘plasma TV kids’ of the Costello baby bonus era.)
So many children are unwanted and unloved. It is awful to contemplate them starting life as accidental outcomes.