As for the legal stance, the country as a rule takes its legal cues from English Common Law. The ECL holds that a person is not a person a person until the child can breath and survive on its own. My religious tradition and belief says otherwise. But, there is a lot that has been written here about government enforcing morality. That I am not for.
As the first amendment right to free speech, it may protect the right to be shrill, but it does not say I have to keep my mouth shut if it hurts my ears.
I would prefer that people would be encouraged to take responsibility without the help of a social worker, but, there is a small minority that drops the ball. Yes, you can make someone do stuff when it is a health and safety issue. I could petition the courts for permission to do some coercive things. I could ask the judge to remove a child, order people to get mental health treatment, or get chemical dependency treatment. I could get orders for parents to pay child support and to reimburse the government for services rendered,. If you think were all warm fuzzies, think again.
Is the income tax system a failure? I think you and I agree.
As for more laws, consider becoming celibate. With increasing population density comes loss of freedom. If you keep generating more spawn, the you are contributing to the problem.
The government has been in the charity business from the outset. In the early days there were the poor farms and local relief. During the depression the New Deal inserted itself when local governments became overwhelmed. The people of the time wished it to be so.
Gun shows are exempt from background checks.