they want lots of poor babies to boost the workforce.
The birthrate is now below replacement level, the women rich enough to be able to afford it will simple go away and have theirt abottions in a sane envirnment, leaving the poor mothers to struggle on as best they can
The governor would fit neatly into the storyline of The Handmaid’s tale. It was they who inflicted the worst excesses on young girls. Their cruelties were central to the storyline.
So what if a few moms and babies die?
they are only poor people, we need workers, they can supply them, then die of early old age before their time and not be a burden on the state
This explains the future in more detail