Huge issue, because conservative don’t want to be supporting unwed mothers, but they also want to abolish Planned Parenthood. They want to forbid abortion, but deny food stamps, WIC and Medicaid once the baby is born. If we don’t talk about it, no reasonable solutions will be found.
Liberals do not want to talk about it because this truth destroys their narrative about who and why comprises the majority of welfare. Welfare assistance will drop by 2/3rds if we could eliminate single parent births, poverty would decline the same and crime would be cut in half.
Your argument about conservatives is not fair because you assume the only solutions can be provided by government. There are many charities that conservatives support that promote abstinence which are roundly mocked by liberals and the media. Then there are conservatives that promote charities that provide assistance to young expecting mothers to promote adoption; however, government racist rules and laws that demand minority babies be placed with minority couples severely impede these efforts.
Adoption is an option for the truly “accidental” pregnancy, but the gravy train won’t be available to them if they give these kids up like they should.
Welfare reform and pro life are not mutually exclusive.