Shasta is 15 yrs. old.
Her biological fatheris in prison… and three of her brothers have been jailed for various offenses – one for murder. Her mother is on welfare.
Shasta is BLACK, poor and pregnant – again, for the 2nd time with an illegitimate baby. She receives FREE
housing, electricity, food stamps, and welfare payments. She knows her welfare assistance will increase upon the birth of her 2nd “out-of-wedlock” baby.
Her first child was born premature in one of the largest public hospitals in the nation, Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Her first baby’s medical bills amounted to more than $78,000. Thousands of taxpayers in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the rest of the USA, must now shoulder the burden of Shasta and her offspring in perpetuity.
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