and I believe I said that they were only in a council house which means they're still paying their own rent, just in a council property, and as far as I'm aware only get child benefit apart from that.
My comment was specifically aimed at discussion on the child benefit only, yes this was an accident but I'd prefer they had it...and on their income they will still receive whatever the new benefit is for this child, than decided 'oh how awful we can't afford it and we'll be such a strain on the British taxpayer lets abort.'
I believe Council Houses are subsidised by the Tax Payer, but perhaps I'm wrong about that.
Not quite sure how abortion got into this discussion, other than the fact that you brought it up. Also, I'd think you would "prefer that they had it" based on your religion - however, I'm not sure how your preferences enter into their decisions about the size of their family.