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  • Green adviser calls for a limit of two children

    02/01/2009 5:16:09 PM PST · by I got the rope · 62 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 2 FEB 09 | The Times
    London Couples who have more than two children are being irresponsible by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the Government’s green adviser has said.
  • Having More Than Two Children Is 'Irresponsible' Warns Government Advisor

    02/01/2009 10:18:27 AM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 712+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 1, 2009
    Having more than two children is 'irresponsible' warns Government advisor By DANIEL MARTIN and SIMON CALDWELL 01st February 2009 The birth rate in Britain is now at its highest for 30 years Couples who have more than two children are putting an 'irresponsible' burden on the environment, the Government's leading green advisor has warned. Jonathon Porritt called on ministers to divert money away from curing illnesses towards contraception and abortion services to limit the country's population and help in the fight against global warming. And he criticised fellow green campaigners for dodging the issue of population growth and its effect...
  • Muslim Population 'Rising 10 times Faster Than Rest Of Society' [OMG!]

    01/30/2009 2:27:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies · 1,127+ views
    London Times ^ | January 30, 2009
    January 30, 2009 Muslim population 'rising 10 times faster than rest of society' Richard Kerbaj Click here to view the table The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times. The population multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of society, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million. Experts said that the increase was attributable to immigration, a higher birthrate and conversions to Islam...
  • If You Are Contracepting, You Are Part of A Very Big Problem

    01/27/2009 11:06:53 AM PST · by NYer · 152 replies · 3,257+ views
    Madrid Blogspot ^ | January 27, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    Global aging, combined with plummeting birth rates, is a catastrophically dangerous menace that only a few people seem to be waking up to. You may not be familiar with terms like “global aging” and “demographic winter,” but you will be soon. I've been giving public lectures on the problem of global aging for the past 7 years or so, and my audiences are always shocked and dumbfounded as I explain how the West's ever expanding population of old people (due, thank God, to the ever-improving capabilities of bio-medical science), while a good thing in itself, will soon become a prime...
  • Report: Birth Rates Fall In Tough Economy (baby, victim of cost-cutting?)

    01/24/2009 7:21:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 329+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 01/23/09
    Report: Birth Rates Fall In Tough Economy SACRAMENTO (CBS)-- The data runs about two years behind, we won't know for sure until 2011, but it appears that with the economic slowdown has come something of a pregnant pause. (File) AP The recession is leaving some doctor's offices empty. More women are putting motherhood on hold and recent reports show contraceptive sales are through the roof. The data runs about two years behind, we won't know for sure until 2011, but it appears that with the economic slowdown has come something of a pregnant pause. We all know that children are...
  • France leads Europe in birth rates

    01/13/2009 3:32:32 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 52 replies · 2,248+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/13/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) France cemented its status as Europe's fertility champion on Tuesday when fresh statistics showed women are having on average more than two children each, an increase from last year's birth rate. The second most populous country in the European Union after Germany, France began 2009 with 64.3 million inhabitants, 366,500 more than in 2008, according to the national statistics agency INSEE. While there are fewer women of child-bearing age in France, the birth rate has continued to climb, with 2.02 children on average born to every woman in 2008, up from 1.98 in 2007. Last year, more than...
  • Teen births, Unwed Motherhood, Older Motherhood is UP, Up, Up

    01/08/2009 8:08:38 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 8 replies · 666+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/8/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Teenaged births up of the first time in 14 years. The highest rate of of out-of-wedlock births ever recorded. Lots of older moms. See link for interesting stats: like, August is the month most babies are born.
  • The End of White America?

    01/06/2009 4:04:43 PM PST · by WesA · 260 replies · 6,153+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2009 | Hua Hsu
    Whether you describe it as the dawning of a post-racial age or just the end of white America, we’re approaching a profound demographic tipping point. According to an August 2008 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, those groups currently categorized as racial minorities—blacks and Hispanics, East Asians and South Asians—will account for a majority of the U.S. population by the year 2042. Among Americans under the age of 18, this shift is projected to take place in 2023, which means that every child born in the United States from here on out will belong to the first post-white generation.
  • Britain's generous welfare system 'has created benefits baby boom'

    12/22/2008 8:38:42 AM PST · by libh8er · 27 replies · 1,035+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Steve Doughty
    Increases in social security benefits has produced a baby boom among poor families, Government-sponsored research showed today. Tax credits and big increases in means-tested state payments have resulted in 45,000 extra babies a year - around one in 15 of all children born. And it found that young women with the least education stopped using contraception after the benefits were pushed up because they were trying to get pregnant. The findings mean that Gordon Brown's benefit reforms now stand alongside immigration as the main reason why the number of babies born in Britain is going up. They also signal that...
  • Concern for the Male Population

    12/15/2008 11:54:16 AM PST · by Scythian · 29 replies · 960+ views
    (NaturalNews) Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, reports something is happening to men and boys which concerns scientists and researchers: fewer boys are being born than girls. How far-reaching is this problem? In a study by Dr. Devra Davis of the University of Pittsburgh, the combined figures for U.S. and Japan is a "staggering tally of 262,000 'missing boys' from 1970 to about 2000 because of a decline in the sex ratio at birth." Scientists are also puzzled why there is a lopsided ratio of girls to boys being born in the Canada's Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Interestingly enough, this...
  • Soldiers' return from Iraq sparks baby boom in US military town of Fort Bragg

    11/23/2008 11:14:43 PM PST · by Oakeshott · 10 replies · 873+ views
    Eight months later, in August, the heavily pregnant Rebekah began to notice that the military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where her husband is based, and the neighbouring town of Fayetteville were overrun with new and expectant mothers. Nature had taken its course when the legendary 82nd Airborne Division began returning home from Iraq, along with special operations forces also based at Fort Bragg, and the result is a baby boom, which has left hospitals straining to cope not with combat casualties but bouncing newborn infants. Last weekend Rebekah Sandelin, 32, was one of 1,000 mothers from Fort Bragg...
  • Hispanics account for more than half of U.S. population growth

    10/25/2008 11:51:55 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies · 613+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 23, 2008, 9:46PM
    Hispanics account for more than half the U.S. population growth this decade, indicating a powerful new sign of their demographic clout, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report released Thursday. The Hispanic population also expanded dramatically in the 1990s, but in that decade its growth accounted for less than 40 percent of nation's total population increase. Hispanics now represent 50.5 percent of the U.S. population growth since 2000, although they were only 15 percent of the population in 2007. The Pew report also highlights a significant new driver of the population increases for the nation's largest minority: Unlike the 1990s...
  • Latinos driving growth in U.S.[Baby Boom]

    10/25/2008 6:27:09 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 1,392+ views
    Daily News ^ | 23 Oct 2008 | Tony Castro
    In a historic change with political and cultural implications for the nation's largest minority group, a baby boom has helped Hispanics account for just over half of the overall population growth in the United States since 2000, according to a report released Thursday. Different from the past, the nation's Latino population growth in this decade has been more a product of birthrate than immigration, according to the report from the Pew Hispanic Center. Since 2000, the nation's Latino population has increased by 10.2 million - 6 million from births in the United States and 4.2 million from immigration. "What we...
  • Putting a Stop to Large Families

    09/19/2008 6:51:50 AM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies · 250+ views
    Life Site News ^ | September 18, 2008 | Albert Mohler Jr.
    These days, the issue of family size can be controversial - just ask any couple with several children. Large families are often seen as oddities and treated as an imposition. Why would anyone willingly have so many kids? Don't they know about birth control? Few comments reveal as much about our times as these. Those with even the slightest historical awareness would know that large families were the norm throughout human history, and for good reason. In the Bible, large families are seen as a sign of God's blessing and children are celebrated as God's gifts. Only with the development...
  • Vt., N.H. Birth Rate Lowest in the Nation

    09/07/2008 12:26:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies · 147+ views
    WCAX News ^ | Adam Sullivan
    The birthing center at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital has seen an increased number of babies born this year. But that seems to be becoming more rare at hospitals across the Granite State. "I think we are bucking the trend by what we do offer as a small community hospital," says Arlene Patten, of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. According to the U.S. Census bureau, in 2006, New Hampshire had the lowest birth rate in the country with only 42 babies born per every 1,000 women. Vermont was not far behind at 42.2 babies. The national average is almost 55...
  • No Babies?

    09/06/2008 7:31:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 19 replies · 201+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | June 28 2008 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    IT WAS A SPECTACULAR LATE-MAY AFTERNOON IN SOUTHERN ITALY,but the streets of Laviano — a gloriously situated hamlet ranged across a few folds in the mountains of the Campania region — were deserted. There were no day-trippers from Naples, no tourists to take in the views up the steep slopes, the olive trees on terraces, the ruins of the 11th-century fortress with wild poppies spotting its grassy flanks like flecks of blood. And there were no locals in sight either. The town has housing enough to support a population of 3,000, but fewer than 1,600 live here. SNIP The figure...
  • Britain now home to more pensioners than children for first time

    08/21/2008 9:35:58 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 194+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/22/2008 | Robert Winnett
    Britain is now home to more pensioners than children for the first time in the country's history, official population figures have disclosed There are 11.58 million pensioners - classed as men over 65 and women over 60 - compared to 11.52 million under-16s, according to the Office for National Statistics. In figures which illustrate how Britain's population is ageing rapidly, the ONS said that the number of people aged over 80 had almost doubled over the past three decades to 2.7 million. The over 80s are now the fastest growing age group as a result of medical advances and their...
  • More women are having fewer children, if at all

    08/20/2008 8:35:12 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 76 replies · 191+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 19, 2008 | AP
    "WASHINGTON - More women in their early 40s are childless, and those who are having children are having fewer than ever before, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the last 30 years, the number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent. And those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children each, more than one child fewer than women of the same age in 1976.""
  • Hispanic births drive growth of U.S. population

    08/19/2008 7:10:12 PM PDT · by devane617 · 25 replies · 158+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | 08/19/2008 | KAT GLASS
    WASHINGTON -- If it weren't for Hispanic births, the United States could be confronting long-term population declines similar to those in Germany, Japan and other industrialized countries. Hispanics are the only ethnic group now producing more than two children per family, according to a Census Bureau report released Monday. That's the number necessary to replace the mother and father and keep the population stable.
  • European Countries Try to Stimulate Higher Birth Rates

    08/14/2008 2:50:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies · 92+ views
    VOA News ^ | July.29,2008
    With just a few exceptions, birth rates across the European Union have been declining steadily for decades. Economists warn of the consequences - a dwindling workforce bankrolling a growing elderly population. But from Paris, Lisa Bryant reports for VOA that European governments are awakening to their reproduction problems - and scrambling to put pro-baby policies in place. French university professor Nathalie Martiniere gave birth to her son Francois six months ago, and has been on a combination of maternity leave and summer vacation ever since. In September, she will return to her job as university professor in the city of...
  • Babies a drag on the economy, report says

    FORGET those plans to have a third child for the country because further increases in the birth rate could harm the economy, the nation's productivity watchdog has warned. A major analysis of the nation's increasing fertility rate said it was at its highest level for 25 years - but the Productivity Commission yesterday warned further increases may aggravate rather than solve the problem of the ageing of the population. This is because it will shift women out of the workforce while they care for babies, depressing labour supply and reducing the taxation base as our population ages, the Daily Telegraph...
  • How to save the world - don't have more than two children (Barf Alert!)

    07/26/2008 9:59:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 128+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/08 | David Derbyshire
    British couples should have no more than two children to save the world from global warming, according to a green think tank. Campaigners from the Optimum Population Trust said limiting family size was the 'simplest and biggest' contribution people could make to saving the planet. While Britain need not follow the example of China and ban large families, having more than two children should be frowned upon in the same way as using a patio heater or driving a gas guzzling car. But critics said doctors and governments had no right to tell parents how many children to have -...
  • Small Families 'More Eco-Friendly'(one child policy?)

    07/24/2008 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 22 replies · 69+ views
    Ananova ^ | 07.24.2008 | Ananova
    Universal access to contraception is needed to help fight climate change, it has been claimed. A spiralling global population, with an annual increase of 79 million people, is driving up greenhouse gas emissions, John Guillebaud of University College, London, and GP Pip Hayes of St Leonard's Practice, Exeter, said. And in an editorial in the British Medical Journal they raised the question of whether people in the UK should be told that stopping at two children is "the simplest and biggest contribution" that can be made to saving the planet. The doctors said every person born adds to greenhouse gas...
  • U.S. birth rates up...more pro-life?

    07/21/2008 3:37:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies · 49+ views ^ | 7/12/2008 | Chad Groening
    A human rights activist and author says after years of a sagging birthrate, the U.S. has once again climbed above the all-important replacement birth rate. Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, recently he completed work on his latest book -- Population Control: Real Costs, Illusionary Benefits. As previously reported by OneNewsNow, Mosher says due to years of voluntary birth control, the native European population is dying off. But he says fortunately that is not the case in the United States. "The good news is that we have now gotten back up to 2.1 children [per family], which is...
  • A Swede way to boost Singapore's birth rate

    07/19/2008 4:26:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies · 6,947+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | Sun, Jul 13, 2008 | Li Xueying
    IF ACCOUNTANT Ulrika Hylander happens to get pregnant here, she would rather return home to Sweden. After all, she and her husband would together be entitled to more than a year's duration of paid parental leave there. Under existing laws here, she would get three months. Her husband, three days. The 39-year-old moved here last July when her husband was posted to work as a finance manager in a Swedish company. She mused: "It's tougher to have children here." Perhaps not for much longer. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew hinted at a dialogue on Wednesday that Singapore is reviewing its...
  • US on verge of another Baby Boom?

    07/19/2008 4:17:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies · 334+ views
    New York, July 18 (PTI) More babies were born in the United States last year than any other year in history, pointing to a potential start of a new baby boom like the one that followed World War II. A record number of 4,315,000 babies were born in the US last year, nearly the double of those born a century ago, the National Centre for Health Statistics said. "It's a record, and it's a particularly interesting record because the year it beats is 1957, which was the height of the baby boom," Robert Engelman, author of "More: Population, Nature and...
  • Europe’s Low Birth Rates Threaten Euro 2048?

    I was surfing the web late the other night and stumbled on an interesting article in the New York Times. Entitled No Babies?, it is a lengthy and fascinating look at demographic trends in Europe. There was no mention of football or any other sport. Instead, the article’s author examined the reasons for low European birth rates and offered a rather unsettling suggestion of what the continent might be like in coming decades. (Think of a depopulated place that resembles a theme park, like Venice). Yesterday morning, after the first critical sips of coffee had worked their magic, a serious...
  • No Babies?

    06/28/2008 4:16:14 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 66 replies · 156+ views
    New York Times ^ | 29 June 2008 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    ...In the 1990s, European demographers began noticing a downward trend in population across the Continent and behind it a sharply falling birthrate. The figure of 2.1 is widely considered to be the “replacement rate” — the average number of births per woman that will maintain a country’s current population level ... first time on record, birthrates in southern and Eastern Europe had dropped below 1.3. For the demographers, this number had a special mathematical portent. At that rate, a country’s population would be cut in half in 45 years, creating a falling-off-a-cliff effect from which it would be nearly impossible...
  • Birth rate up 12 percent in Russia in Jan-April 2008

    06/25/2008 1:25:54 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 9 replies · 133+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 06/25/2008 | Itar-Tass
    The birth rate in Russia in the first four months of 2008 increased by 12 percent from the same period of 2007. In the first four months of this year, 547,100 children were born, an increase of 58,400 from the same period of 2007, the Ministry of Health and Social Development said. “The number of applications for maternity capital certificates is also growing,” the ministry said. According to the Pension Fund, 218,032 maternity capital certificates had been issued by June 7, and 17,569 applications are under consideration. As the birth rate grows, the natural decrease situation is also improving. In...
  • Baby Bust! The World Is Panicking Over Birthrates. Again.

    06/17/2008 6:49:43 AM PDT · by steve-b · 16 replies · 176+ views
    Reason ^ | 7/08 | Kerry Howley
    Dr. Love is struggling.... Dr. Love's allies in the war on childlessness have fared no better. The Singaporean government's official matchmaking agency, the SDU -- the initials stand for Social Development Unit, but it's known to snarky islanders as "Single, Desperate, and Ugly" -- is situated just off the city-state's main shopping thoroughfare, and it doesn't seem nearly as popular as the nearby Emporio Armani.... The developed world is experiencing a wave of pro-natalist sentiment that threatens to bully the childless, tax the single, and reorient states toward the production rather than the protection of citizens. In most developed nations...
  • The Baby Bust (Are tough economic times causing a birth dearth?)

    06/08/2008 4:01:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies · 122+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 30, 2008 | Daniel Gross
    Smart journalists should never mistake a single data point for a meaningful development. Data isn't the plural of anecdote, as the saying goes. But every so often you have to go with your gut. And so I'm suggesting—not declaring—that the recent results from Pediatrix Medical Group may indicate that the slower economy is causing a decline in births. Pediatrix owns group practices of neonatal specialists and employs 1,070 physicians and 400 nurse practitioners in 32 states and Puerto Rico. Its teams staff some 257 neonatal intensive care units, about one-sixth of the nation's total. Pediatrix has a market capitalization of...
  • Arab birth rate on decline in Jerusalem

    05/31/2008 8:08:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 59+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 01/06/2008 | Nadav Shragai
    Fertility rates in Jerusalem have been declining among Arabs and rising among Jews in recent years, according to statistics the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies issued to mark Jerusalem Day, today. Among Arabs the rate has dropped to 4 children in 2006, from 4.3 in 2000, and among Jews it has risen to 3.9 children in 2006 from 3.7 in 2000. However, the ratio of Jews and Arabs hasn't changed - 66 percent Jews (489,480) and 34 percent Arabs (256,820) totaling 746,300 at the end of 2007. The negative migration balance in Jerusalem continued last year as 18,750 residents (most...
  • UK haredim to outnumber secular this century

    05/21/2008 8:00:14 AM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 64+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 21, 2008 | Jonny Paul
    Britain's Jewish community is enjoying a demographic revival for the first time in 50 years because of massive growth in its haredi population. Almost three out of every four Jewish babies in the UK are born to ultra-Orthodox families, who account for 46,500 out of the estimated 280,000 Jews in the UK, according to Dr. Yaakov Wise of Manchester University's Center for Jewish Studies. By the second half of this century, haredim will outnumber secular ones, he said. "Though Britain's Jewish population is the fifth largest in the world, it has declined by 40 percent, from over 450,000 in 1950...
  • State sees costly increase in teen birthrate (CA)

    05/21/2008 4:17:06 AM PDT · by Reeses · 21 replies · 70+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2008 | Erin Allday
    The teenage birthrate in California increased in 2006 for the first time in 15 years and costs taxpayers $1.7 billion a year - or $2,493 per baby, according to a report released Wednesday by the Oakland-based Public Health Institute. ... The financial losses cover a range of things, said the study's authors, from public assistance to foster care to diminished future taxable wages and spending power among the parents. "The costs are really starting to climb now. That's not money we can afford to lose," said Dr. Norman Constantine, a clinical professor of public health at UC Berkeley and lead...
  • EU's aging population transforming the bloc

    05/04/2008 1:42:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies · 66+ views
    AFP ^ | Apr 26, 2008
    WARSAW (AFP) — As life expectancy grows and birth rates slump across the EU, around one third of the bloc's population could be over the age of 65 by 2050, a social shift with the potential to transform the lives of Europeans. Only three years ago, just 16.5 percent of the inhabitants of the European Union's current 27 member states were over 65. The proportion is expected to grow to 18 percent by 2010, 25 percent by 2030 and 30 percent by 2050, according to recent forecasts from the EU's Eurostat data agency. The number of European residents over 65...
  • Failing to love is killing Europe

    03/13/2008 7:08:42 PM PDT · by jdm · 32 replies · 937+ views
    The Anchoress ^ | March 13, 2008 | Staff
    Over at the Corner, they’re quoting Bruce Thornton: [Europe is not reproducing because] “children are expensive. They require you to sacrifice your time and your interests and your own comfort. If your highest good is pleasure, if your highest good is a sophisticated life, then children get in the way. Why would you spend so much money and so much energy on children if your highest good is simply material well-being? That’s sort of the spiritual dimension of the problem.” Read Dr. Melissa Clouthier on the news that she was pregnant with twins at challenging time of her life H/T...
  • Too much pleasure, too few children

    02/25/2008 1:13:10 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 320 replies · 2,952+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 02/22/2008 | ROD DREHER
    Civilization depends on the health of the traditional family. That sentiment has become a truism among social conservatives, who typically can't explain what they mean by it. Which is why it sounds like right-wing boilerplate to many contemporary ears. The late Harvard sociologist Carle C. Zimmerman believed it was true, but he also knew why. In 1947, he wrote a massive book to explain why latter-day Western civilization was now living through the same family crisis that presaged the fall of classical Greece and Rome. His classic "Family and Civilization," which has just been republished in an edited version by...
  • Where do babies come from?

    01/17/2008 7:37:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies · 59+ views ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2008
    Apparently I’m not the only American with a new little bundle of joy. Bucking the trend in other industrialized nations, we’re experiencing a little baby boomlet, with the most children born since 1961. Some 4.3 million babies arrived in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Associated Press medical writer Mike Stobbe wrote up an amazingly detailed report analyzing the data. Some readers noticed something was missing: The nearly 4.3 million births in 2006 were mostly due to a bigger population, especially a growing number of Hispanics. That group accounted for nearly one-quarter of all U.S. births....
  • Why Abortions Are Down in America

    01/18/2008 6:46:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 51 replies · 55+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/17/08
    Abortions are Down Across the Country -- but Why?The conclusion of a sweeping new nationwide study released today that included interviews with every known abortion provider in the country is unambiguous. Abortions are decreasing. The study, conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, which researches issues related to reproductive health and sexuality, found that in 2005, the U.S. abortion rate fell to 19.4 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 to 44, the lowest level since 1974. The total number of abortions also declined, to a total of 1.2 million in 2005, well below the all-time high of 1.6 million...
  • Abortion Numbers Reach Lowest Level in 30 Years, 25% Decline Since 1990

    01/17/2008 10:18:21 AM PST · by SErtelt · 23 replies · 9,736+ views ^ | January 17, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Editor January 17, 2008 Washington, DC ( -- A new report by an organization affiliated with Planned Parenthood finds that the number of abortions nationwide have fallen to their lowest point in 30 years and have declined 25 percent since 1990. Pro-life groups point to laws limiting abortions, the effectiveness of pregnancy centers and abstinence education as the reason why.
  • U.S. baby boomlet bucks Europe's fertility rut

    01/15/2008 4:27:01 PM PST · by xtinct · 49 replies · 105+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/15/08 | Staff
    ATLANTA - Bucking the trend in many other wealthy industrialized nations, the United States seems to be experiencing a baby boomlet, reporting the largest number of children born in 45 years. The nearly 4.3 million births in 2006 were mostly due to a bigger population, especially a growing number of Hispanics. That group accounted for nearly one-quarter of all U.S. births. But non-Hispanic white women and other racial and ethnic groups were having more babies, too. An Associated Press review of birth numbers dating to 1909 found the total number of U.S. births was the highest since 1961, near the...
  • Against the trend, U.S. births way up (~4.3 million in 2006, includes a growing number of Hispanics)

    01/15/2008 2:55:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,238+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | Mike Stobbe - ap
    ATLANTA - Bucking the trend in many other wealthy industrialized nations, the United States seems to be experiencing a baby boomlet, reporting the largest number of children born in 45 years. The nearly 4.3 million births in 2006 were mostly due to a bigger population, especially a growing number of Hispanics. That group accounted for nearly one-quarter of all U.S. births. But non-Hispanic white women and other racial and ethnic groups were having more babies, too. An Associated Press review of birth numbers dating to 1909 found the total number of U.S. births was the highest since 1961, near the...
  • U.S. Fertility Rate Hits 35-Year High, Stabilizing Population

    01/06/2008 12:01:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies · 95+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2007 | Rob Stein
    For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. fertility rate has climbed high enough to sustain a stable population, solidifying the nation's unique status among industrialized countries. The overall fertility rate increased 2 percent between 2005 and 2006, nudging the average number of babies being born to each woman to 2.1, according to the latest federal statistics. That marks the first time since 1971 that the rate has reached a crucial benchmark of population growth: the ability of each generation to replace itself. "It's been quite a long time since we've had a rate this high," said Stephanie J....
  • The fertility panic

    01/02/2008 12:13:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies · 155+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday January 2, 2008 | Zoe Williams
    In 2005, doctors Susan Bewley and Melanie Davies published an article in British Medical Journal about optimum age for having children, entitled: Which Career First? I interviewed them; they were nice, they knew what they were talking about. Bewley said, "I don't want to speculate about things I don't understand - sociology, psychology. All we're saying is, if you saw a herd of people travelling north, you'd say, 'It's getting colder, take some warm clothes!' There's a herd of women drifting into a hazardous state. We are picking up the pieces." Article continues This has been the line, from everyone,...
  • Russian population dropped this year

    12/29/2007 4:32:15 PM PST · by joan · 29 replies · 212+ views
    Calibre ^ | December 29, 2007
    Released : Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:04 PM Russia lost more than 200,000 people this year, the statistics service said Saturday. The population decline of 0.15 percent was slightly smaller than in 2006, RIA Novosti reported. The country's population was estimated at 142 million as of Nov. 1, the Russian news agency said. While the death rate continued to exceed the birth rate, the number of immigrants was up 87 percent. Most newcomers were from former Soviet republics. The working age population was 75.1 million in November, or about 53 percent of the total population. United Nations demographers say if...
  • Fertility Rates Rise In US; We're At Replacement Level!

    12/21/2007 2:26:38 PM PST · by Marie2 · 48 replies · 145+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/07 | Rob Stein
    For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. fertility rate has climbed high enough to sustain a stable population, solidifying the nation's unique status among industrialized countries. The overall fertility rate increased 2 percent between 2005 and 2006, nudging the average number of babies being born to each woman to 2.1, according to the latest federal statistics. That marks the first time since 1971 that the rate has reached a crucial benchmark of population growth: the ability of each generation to replace itself. "It's been quite a long time since we've had a rate this high," said Stephanie J....
  • The missing headline: ‘Unmarried birth rate rises’(even more than rise in teen birth rate)

    12/19/2007 1:42:52 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 3 replies · 73+ views
    MercatorNet ^ | 19 December 2007 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Horrors! The teen birth rate rises! Thus spake the mainstream media when preliminary data from the Centres for Disease Control showed that the teen birth rate rose three per cent in 2006, the first rise since 1991. The mainstream media reacted true to form. They rounded up the usual suspects: abstinence education and those pesky Christian conservatives. If only the media had troubled to examine the whole report, though, they might have noticed a few things that didn’t fit their template of sex-education-good, abstinence-bad. First, the overall birth rate increased so substantially that we could call it another baby boom....
  • Population Implosion

    12/08/2007 3:13:57 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 107 replies · 253+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 2/15/2003 | Gene Edward Veith
    The president of Estonia goes on national TV to urge his countrymen to have more children. Russian President Vladimir Putin warns his parliament about "a serious crisis threatening Russia's survival": the nation's low birth rate. The government of Singapore is trying to reverse that country's birth dearth by sponsoring a massive taxpayer-funded matchmaking service. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, panicking the world with dire predictions of a population explosion. By the year 2000, he predicted, the world would be so crowded that hundreds of millions would die of starvation. Although Mr. Ehrlich's prophecies have turned out to...
  • Environmentalism's Outer Limits

    11/23/2007 5:12:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 146+ views
    IBD ^ | November 23, 2007
    Man And Nature: Enviro-fanatics are sterilizing themselves to reduce their "carbon footprint." We dread where their nihilistic ideology — that mankind is an evil planetary force — will lead next.The U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper last week featured the beaming face of one Toni Vernelli, a British environmental activist who had sterilization surgery at the age of 27 because she considers children "a sinister threat to the future." It was no Monty Pythonesque spoof. Two years earlier, despite being on birth-control pills, Vernelli got pregnant and had an abortion because "it would have been immoral to give birth to a child...
  • Brit politician blames babies for global warming! ['AL'bortion Alert!]

    11/14/2007 10:16:20 PM PST · by melt · 14 replies · 333+ views
    Yahoo!NewsIndia ^ | 11/14/07 | ANI
    London, Nov 14 (ANI): A top British Liberal Democrat has proposed a solution to combat global warming - put a full stop on babies. Chris Davies has warned that halting population growth, as an answer to global warming, would prove to be far more efficient than trying to cut pollution. The North West England MEP added that families should be encouraged to have no more than one child in an effort to combat climate change. But he said he did not support "Chinese-like ideas of compulsion". "What's the single most effective thing couples can do to play a part in...