To my knowledge the government provides basic prenatal needs to women in the U.S. if they don't otherwise have insurance.
I'm not sure since I've never been pregnant myself.
I think you would be a terrific mother.
And yeah, I think there are basic programs to help people out, but those programs are more extensive (teaching mothers how to take care of the child, checkups, inoculations, etc) in some other countries ranked on the list, which is what the article alludes to.
Again, you can disagree with them on principal, but I they are successful programs.