Changes to benefit laws came into action last week and might push 200.000 families into poverty. The changes affect families with more than 2 children, where the third child from now on does not receive any money anymore. In particular, families who claim tax credits and Universal credit are affected. Overall, this will include 872.000 families and 100.000 to 200.000 of these adults now are likely to face poverty without this additional money. Experts dread that women who get pregnant with their third child are left with a choice between poverty and abortion. This is only one of the possible consequences due to the changes but only time will show how families change because of the new regulations.