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CDC: U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low for 2nd Straight Year; 40.7% Babies Born to Unmarried Women
Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2014 - 2:35 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 01/08/2014 9:08:47 PM PST by Olog-hai

The fertility rate of women in the United States fell to a record low for the second year in a row in 2012, according to data released last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also for the second year in a row, 40.7 percent of the babies born in the United States were born to unmarried mothers.

The fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44. In 2012—according to the Dec. 30, 2013 CDC report “Births: Final Data for 2012”—the U.S. fertility rate was 63.0. That was down from 63.2 in 2011, the previous all-time low. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: birthrate; fertilityrate
CNS News had an article with an almost identical title about a year ago. Apart from the “second straight year” bit.
1 posted on 01/08/2014 9:08:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Bastard Boom has gone supernova.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 9:10:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Pretty much


3 posted on 01/08/2014 9:11:03 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Olog-hai

Women are too busy with their careers to have children.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 9:13:11 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Olog-hai

If only these unmarried women could marry each other . . .


5 posted on 01/08/2014 9:14:50 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

They can in about seventeen states thus far.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 9:18:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

You know how small town papers publish stories about the first baby of the new year? I think it’s been half a decade since the new baby was born to a married couple.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 9:19:05 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

Responsible people are choosing not to have children they cannot support. The irresponsible continue to breed like minks. Bodes ill.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 9:19:57 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Olog-hai

Divorced, your kids will most likely not have kidsOnly child kid will most likely not have kids.Let your kids live in with their boyfriends,no grandchildren.Did you Hand the birth Control-no kids. The End.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 9:32:12 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Olog-hai

Matriarchy and Polygamy – a Regression to Primitivism
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/3109820/posts?page=16#16


10 posted on 01/08/2014 9:38:18 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Trod Upon

“Responsible people are choosing not to have children they cannot support.”

Actually, all it takes to support a child is love. That’s all it ever took..


11 posted on 01/08/2014 9:49:49 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Olog-hai

What happens when Uncle Sam stops paying to raise the children of un married women?


12 posted on 01/08/2014 9:50:05 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Olog-hai
are "undocumented aliens" included in this survey, ?

visit any Wal-Mart and it sure looks like one culture sure is proliferating......

like cats

13 posted on 01/08/2014 9:52:10 PM PST by KTM rider
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To: Olog-hai

I’d like to see the single mother numbers broken down by race.

Can’t imagine that CNS News would withhold that information, so I assume the feds at CDC are concealing it.

I also want to see the birth total by race.

In 2011, non-Hispanic white babies were outnumbered for the first time by 50.4% to 49.6%.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 9:52:45 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Olog-hai

40.7 percent born to unmarried parents. That’s the end of any civilization.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 9:59:09 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Trod Upon

>> Responsible people are choosing not to have children they cannot support

Responsible people should be having children despite the financial challenges. Hell, they’re still paying property taxes.

The greatest cost is selflessness.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 10:05:21 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Our picture of ‘unmarried mothers’ is a young, usually minority, female. I’d bet a significant # of that 40% are college-educated, professional white women who live with their boyfriends without benefit of marriage OR are lesbians who found a sperm donor so baby could have two mommies.

Those women tend to have nice carers and make good incomes.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 10:06:34 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Olog-hai

Reduce welfare and food stamp payments for every kid born to an unmarried woman and it will stop instantly!


18 posted on 01/08/2014 10:06:49 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai

We need to start having some babies or we’re gonna be up to our armpits in Muslims by 2030.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 10:12:10 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: EDINVA

Women with college degrees are about 90% likely to be married IF they have kids.

It used to be said that a high school diploma would prevent illegitimacy but 50% of women with between 12 to 16 years of education aren’t married when they give birth.

A sociologist from the U of Pennsylvania recently described marriage as a “luxury item.”


20 posted on 01/08/2014 10:41:17 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
fertility can only come about when you have male sperm....male sperm generally comes from "males"....

fertility rate only means rate of pregnancy....

falling sperm rates, falling testosterone levels, and just a general falling interest in being married and having children are all to blame....

I read a great piece by an old fashioned priest....he bemoaned the fact that Catholic schools and parishes were closing....all because Catholics were not having children....

we've actually killin off our own species...

21 posted on 01/08/2014 10:55:02 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Trod Upon
if the responsible and educated and moral and drug free and talented and emotionally mature people don't have children, WHO is going to have the children?...the irresponsible and the trash....

every one of us needs to support our young adults and encourage them to have children.

...we need to stop spending on us and start supporting them....

children were very welcome up until about 35 yrs ago...then suddenly we get these stinking trend of neighborhoods only for the old, or restaurants or airplanes that prohibit children....

a good old fashioned wedding back when I got married specifically invited children....to have the little ones dancing and enjoying helped to complete the cirlce...

children were once adored and celebrated....

22 posted on 01/08/2014 11:00:40 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: babygene; MinuteGal

“Actually, all it takes to support a child is love. That’s all it ever took..”

As long as you don’t mind filching off of the rest of society to raise your child on welfare money. It takes mony as well as love to raise a child. The welfare moms do it by using other people’s money while responsible men and women work to support the unmarrieds as they breed like rabbits.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 12:56:41 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai

The numbers are ugly.

My hub and I both had grandparents who were one of 10+ kids.

Their kids, our parents, had 3 each in the 70s/80s.

Of us six siblings, our parents got a grand total of TWO grandkids (my two). It’s so bad, on my hub’s side, my son is one of only three boys who can carry on the family name.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 1:09:49 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Gene Eric

If prospective parents don’t believe it’s wise to have and raise kids, whether it’s for economic reasons or because they’re in a violent, amoral, declining country with an authoritarian government.... I’ll defer to their judgment.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 1:42:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Ramius

“We need to start having some babies or we’re gonna be up to our armpits in Muslims by 2030.”

We’re going to be, anyway... along with Mexicans. They’ll be fighting to grab pieces of the territory of the former “America.”

So the question is... do present-day Americans want to subject their children to that kind of future?


26 posted on 01/09/2014 1:48:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

“40.7% Babies Born to Unmarried Women”...

And what are the “ethnic” ratios? It would be interesting to see those numbers.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 3:46:25 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: ToastedHead
on my hub’s side, my son is one of only three boys who can carry on the family name.

I often see this statement (in some form) and wonder why. Why is it important to you that the family name continue? Does it not occur to you that there are many "family" names and some of them are extremely common. So, unless your last name is unique, and by that I mean there is no other person with that last name, how can you say that you carried it forward?

28 posted on 01/09/2014 4:02:25 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: cherry

Amazing what wealth can do for a nation!


29 posted on 01/09/2014 5:24:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: flaglady47

“As long as you don’t mind filching off of the rest of society to raise your child on welfare money.”

If parents truly love their kids, they WILL work to support them. Those that you speak of are effectively making the support the adults.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 6:31:07 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Olog-hai

Many people of the comments here indicate that if I love God and country, I need to have children like Ford builds cars: cheap and plentiful.

This is no longer reasonable in modern society. Kids are a cost now. It used to be you had a large brood to help work the fields. Now we don’t have so many fields to tend, and I don’t want to be a farmer at my current state, nor would the law allow a farmer to put his kids in the field.

Kids are now a luxury “product”, unless you are willing to let the government assist you in paying for those kids.

We can cut this ever how we want, but kids now have a negative effect on our personal wealth, and the statistics reflect that. Now, I am prepared for the accusations of selfishness, etc., but I was always taught to pay my own way... And that sets a natural upper limit on the number of kids I will have.

My neighbor is a quiverful catholic, and they are the on the edge of bankruptcy, and the kids are homeschooled. One of the kids has “issues”, and the oldest upon leaving home was in constant trouble.

I’d rather have a quality “product” than a truckload of mass produced defective output any day.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 8:51:41 AM PST by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Progov

I think the stats are rising for all ethnicities,
but AAs take the lead at 72%.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 9:00:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Aqua225
Funny how children (for those that want to live according to the traditional family, that is) are now a luxury, just like in Red China. Then again, the communists’ ultimate goal has been destruction of the family (or “abolition” thereof as they call it).

Of course, the Biblical perspective is the diametric opposite:
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. / As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. / Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

— Psalm 127:3-5

33 posted on 01/09/2014 9:00:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Gene Eric

Jeremiah 29:4-7 should be the guideline for those who say
“have kids in this economy/society, are you kidding?”


34 posted on 01/09/2014 9:02:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Aqua225

Fully agree; often the troubled older kids have issues because their parents delegate a lot of adult responsibilities to them before these kids in question have time to be kids themselves. Having been down that route I can assure you that it messes you up, having to help crazy Mommy. Not helping raise a broodful of kids, but end up being the co-adult.

Quiverful types have no clue that a lot of these kids can end up a mess since they don’t get to be kids, but have to help out at an early age.


35 posted on 01/09/2014 9:04:23 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: babygene

With what jobs? There are no jobs and most people don’t want to start ten steps behind by going on welfare.


36 posted on 01/09/2014 9:05:35 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: bigbob

Was watching our local news about first baby born this year. Woman was white, which really surprised me since usually they are speaking Spanish, but boy did I laugh when a couple of days later they did a story on said woman.
Seems she had a criminal history and a warrant out for her arrest. The story told police exactly where she was and they arrested her. lol


37 posted on 01/09/2014 9:50:59 AM PST by sheana
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To: CorporateStepsister

I don’t doubt it a bit. My neighbor’s oldest, the one who got into constant trouble after leaving the nest, was always touted as “very mature” and “adult-like”. But now if you meet him, he doesn’t seem anything like that...

It definitely stunts emotional maturity, IMO. The next in line is becoming just like him. He even comes over to handle his younger brother’s disciplinary problems, when he comes to visit my fiance’s child, when they are in town.

My post, however, should not be construed to being against homeschooling, as I am not. But I am against quiverful adherents who can’t really manage the homeschooling PLUS the brood size, usually as a result of attempting to meet financial demands of being quiverful.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 10:22:14 AM PST by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Catmom

When we ‘bit the bullet’ and decided to become an ‘at home Mom’ we were also told that was a luxury. In the process we forfeited a very nice paycheck/benes, fancier car, eating out, vacations, etc. In exchange we got to have kids whose mother could walk them to and meet their school bus, take them to after-school activities, help with homework, lead the Scout/soccer/PTA, etc. Wouldn’t trade a thing.


39 posted on 01/09/2014 12:14:46 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Aqua225

Re your post 31, I agree with you 100%.


40 posted on 01/09/2014 2:18:52 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: EDINVA

I don’t disagree with your approach.

However, when you have so many kids that the kids have to become parents, you are asking for trouble, in spades.

Quiverful should be judged literally, not just figuratively.

A quiverful of arrows has to be able to be carried to be used.

The hidden knowledge in the Bible verse being, yes, children are a blessing, but don’t produce more than you can raise properly.

I am sure that limit is different for everyone.


41 posted on 01/09/2014 2:46:43 PM PST by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Aqua225

It’s been my observation that really large families usually have the advantage of somewhat older kids who help as the later ones arrive. I went to school with several kids, each of whom were one of eight. The older ones always helped to care for and guide the younger ones. Both older and younger siblings seemed to benefit, and there was never a question about WHO the parents were. I never saw large families as much of a problem. ‘Course that was a long, long time ago.


42 posted on 01/09/2014 3:05:39 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: babygene
Actually, all it takes to support a child is love. That’s all it ever took.

Nonsense.
43 posted on 01/09/2014 5:53:06 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Aqua225

I’m against quiverful types too. As for maturity, it’s a shame that he’s at a point in life when he should be technically mature, but is stunted and making up for lost time.

I’m all for homeschooling though. I would have liked that.


44 posted on 01/09/2014 6:26:37 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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