Robert: Really? "Denied the basic necessities of life?" Who, exactly, would be doing that? Would I be blamed for not supporting your children? Ever hear of the concept called responsibility? Let me break it down for you: it means "ability to respond." Parents are adults who should have the ability to respond to their own children. In a global sense, I might have compassion for the millions of starving or abused children on earth; but no one has the right to demand that I support them...since I am doing what I am "responsible" for doing vis a vis my own. BTW, I donate what I have left over.