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  • Pregnant women gain new options under health law (more Medicaid)

    05/10/2014 6:30:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 9:18 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in the new insurance exchanges will have access to additional coverage from their state’s Medicaid program if they get pregnant. Some women could save hundreds of dollars on their share of hospital and doctor bills. Medicaid already pays for nearly half of U.S. births, but this would create a way for the safety-net program to supplement private insurance for many expectant mothers. Officials and advocates say the enhanced coverage will be...
  • When a horrific rape leads to an innocent life

    08/23/2012 10:48:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Tim Carney
    Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin thinks that, as a scientific matter, Jenni Maas shouldn't exist. Mitt Romney thinks that, as a legal matter, Jenni didn't have the same right to exist as the rest of us do. Many others seem to think her mother should be ashamed that Jenni exists at all. Jenni was conceived when her mother was raped by a boyfriend as a teenager. She is a human reminder of an uncomfortable truth denied and minimized by people on all sides of the abortion issue: Rape can result in pregnancy, which means it can create innocent babies. "A...
  • Does the GOP’s Demographic Death Spiral End in a Texas Graveyard?

    05/22/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If Democratic voters were rapidly increasing in number and Republican voters rapidly decreasing, it should be pretty big news, shouldn’t it? Not when at issue is a third rail of American social commentary: race. Recently I wrote a piece on race and voting patterns, using as a lede the story about how white births now account for less than 50 percent of the U.S. total for the first time in history. And while most respondents agreed with my analysis, some reacted predictably: Uncomfortable even hearing about race and/or frightened by what lies ahead, they rationalized away obvious facts. And here...
  • Minority Births Are New Majority

    05/17/2012 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Dysart · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-17-12 | Conor Dougherty
    For the first time in U.S. history, whites of European ancestry account for less than half of newborn children, marking a demographic tipping point that is already changing the nation's politics, economy and workforce. Among the roughly four million children born in the U.S. between July 2010 and July 2011, 50.4% belonged to a racial or ethnic group that in previous generations would have classified them as minorities, up from 48.6% in the same period two years earlier, the Census Bureau said Thursday. That was the first 12-month stretch in which non-Hispanic white children accounted for less than half the...
  • For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

    02/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 49 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 2-17-12 | JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE
    It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data. Among mothers of...
  • W.Va. Sees Spike in Number of Pregnancy for Girls 15-17

    11/18/2011 5:33:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies · 2+ views
    MILTON WVA---The Centers for Disease Control has released some startling statistics about teen pregnancy in West Virginia. The number of 15 to 17 year old girls giving birth in the state is up 17 percent. West Virginia is the only state with that kind of spike. Teen mother Julie Akers is raising two children. She was a sophomore in high school when she first got pregnant. She says it wasn't easy to grow up fast and she wants other teens to know about the realities of being a young mom. "It was every day just getting up, making bottles, changing...
  • Declining Birthrates, Expanded Bureaucracy: Is U.S. Going European?

    09/16/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    To President Barack Obama and many other Democrats, Europe continues to exercise something of a fatal attraction. The “European dream” embraced by these politicians — as well as by many pundits, academics and policy analysts — usually consists of an America governed by an expanded bureaucracy, connected by high-speed trains and following a tough green energy policy. One hopes that the current crisis gripping the E.U. will give even the most devoted Europhiles pause about the wisdom of such mimicry. Yet the deadliest European disease the U.S. must avoid is that of persistent demographic decline. The gravity of Europe’s demographic...
  • Big push for home births: Too many babies are being born in hospital, say doctors

    07/14/2011 8:47:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/11 | Sophie Borland
    Women should no longer assume they will give birth in hospital with a doctor on hand. In a watershed moment, leading medical experts declared that mothers should be given more opportunity to have babies at home because a maternity ward is not necessarily the 'safer option'. A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that as many as a third of all women should give birth 'without a doctor going anywhere near them'. It calls for a radical shake-up in the NHS which could lead to thousands more women having babies at home, as was the case
  • Hispanic births overtake immigration in U.S. (Pew Hispanic Center survey)

    07/14/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/14/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - For the first time births have overtaken immigration as the main driver of dynamic growth in the U.S. Hispanic population, according to a new study released on Thursday The Pew Hispanic Center survey found the new trend especially evident among Mexican-Americans, who account for almost two thirds of the U.S. Latino population. The study, which drew on U.S. Census Bureau data and other government sources, noted the Mexican-American population grew by 7.2 million as a result of births in the decade to 2010, while new immigrants added 4.2 million people. ... The study found growth in the...
  • Utah Births Appear To Dip For Second Consecutive Year

    01/24/2011 6:39:20 PM PST · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Mid Utah Radio.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2011 | Brad James
    (SALT LAKE CITY)-The Salt Lake Tribune reports early indications show the number of babies born in Utah dropped for the second consecutive year in 2010. Jim Bradshaw, the director of planning information for Intermountain Healthcare, which delivers 55 percent of the state’s babies, blamed the economy as the impetus for reduced numbers. From 2009-2010, births at hospitals owned by IHC, MountainStar Hospitals and the University of Utah Health Care and Health Sciences dropped by 2.5 percent, or a little more than 1,000 births. Collectively, these hospitals combined for almost 43,000 births, well below the state average of 55,000. The state’s...
  • Revealed: The UK maternity units in which only 1 in 10 mothers is of white British origin

    08/08/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 8, 2010 | Jack Doyle
    New statistics taken from NHS records of women who have just given birth show that white Britons now account for an average of just six in ten of those receiving maternity care. They also reveal the startling changes that a decade of record migration is having on different parts of the country. In some inner city areas the proportion of white British mothers slumps to fewer than one in ten. But the impact on parts of Middle England is even more staggering. NHS trusts which cover parts of the home counties - such as St Albans - report less than...
  • Taiwan: Birth rate continues to decline (Birth Rate of 1.03)

    05/19/2010 12:15:19 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2010/05/14 | Focus Taiwan
    Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Taiwan's birth rate has been dwindling over the last few decades and had dropped to an average of 1.03 births per woman last year from 3.09 recorded in 1976, according to data released Friday by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The number of births in 2009 fell to 191,310 from 425,125 recorded in 1976, while the crude birth rate -- the annual number of births per 1,000 of the total population -- was only 8.29 last year, a big drop from 25.92 in 1976. Both figures are new record lows, the MOI statistics show. The...
  • Minority births on track to outnumber white births

    03/10/2010 7:17:13 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 161 replies · 2,939+ views
    The Associated Press (AP) ^ | March 10, 2010 | HOPE YEN
    <p>Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years.</p> <p>In fact, demographers say this year could be the "tipping point" when the number of babies born to minorities outnumbers that of babies born to whites.</p>
  • Parents Choosing More Unusual Baby Names Now

    02/26/2010 8:03:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 201 replies · 2,992+ views
    Live Science ^ | February 24, 2010 | Jeanna Bryner
    Celebrities aren't the only ones giving their babies unusual names. Compared with decades ago, parents are choosing less common names for kids, which could suggest an emphasis on uniqueness and individualism, according to new research.
  • Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    08/11/2009 7:09:44 AM PDT · by tlb · 19 replies · 819+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 11, 2009 | Erika Slife
    On Nov. 4, the hope and happiness seemed boundless for supporters of President-elect Barack Obama, leading some to speculate, with a wink and a nod, that in nine months there would be a virtual Obama baby boom -- a celebratory uptick in the national birthrate. But now, 40 weeks later -- the average human gestation period -- MSNBC is reporting the prediction has largely been nothing more than, well, false hope. In Chicago, ground zero for Obama's election celebration, area hospitals confirm that they have not seen a noticeable surge in births. "Research evidence gives scant support for a one-day...
  • Birth Rate Is Said to Fall as a Result of Recession (Illegal Aliens Leaving?)

    08/06/2009 6:04:21 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 4 replies · 970+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2009 | SAM ROBERTS
    snip Americans are having fewer babies snip “It’s the recession,” said Andrew Hacker, a sociologist at Queens College of the City University of New York. “Children are the most expensive item in every family’s budget, especially given all the gear kids expect today. So it’s a good place to cut back when you’re uncertain about the future.” In 2007, the number of births in the United States broke a 50-year-old record high, set during the baby boom. But last year, births began to decline nationwide, by nearly 2 percent, according to provisional figures released last week. Those figures from the...
  • India pays couples to put off having children

    08/01/2009 6:12:21 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 8 replies · 1,161+ views
    Guardian ^ | 2 August 2009 | Gethin Chamberlain
    Thousands of couples in India who agreed to put off having babies for at least two years after their wedding will collect cash payments this month as health officials attempt to curb the country's rapidly growing population. Neighbouring China shows the first signs of relaxing its strict policy of one child per couple in the face of an ageing population, India is searching for a way of restricting the size of families as the battle over scarce resources grows. The country's population stands at 1.2 billion and is expected to reach 1.53 billion by 2050. But increasing pressure on resources...
  • Recession leads to drop in birthrates in Silicon Valley, throughout California (Illegals Leaving?)

    07/25/2009 6:59:35 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 8 replies · 834+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 07/25/2009 | Mike Swift and Brandon Bailey
    California had 14,570 fewer births in 2008 than in the previous year, a 2.6 percent drop that surprised demographers with its size. It was the first annual decline in births since 2001, when the state was last mired in a recession. While the economy is one likely cause, the migration of young Latinas in their prime childbearing years out of California, and a slowdown of illegal immigration, are ongoing factors that could cut into the state's future population growth if they continue. "In the kind of economy we have, it's possible that people are opting not to have children that...
  • Estonians' birth rate became positive in 2008

    05/15/2009 7:55:39 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 2 replies · 332+ views
    The altic ^ | 05/14/09 | BC, Tallinn
    Since Estonia regained independence, the birth rate of Estonians has been negative, but in 2008, nearly 600 Estonians more were born than died, writes EPL Online/LETA. The birth rate of the entire population of Estonia remained negative, however – in 2008, Estonia lost 647 residents. In the year 1992 – the first year after regaining of independence – Estonians' birth rate was minus 755, a year later the birth rate among Estonians had fallen to minus 2,731. The year 1994 was the worst one in terms of birth rate since regaining of independence – 4,323 persons more died than were...
  • WHAT PRESS DIDN'T WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT UNWED BIRTHS IN CALIFORNIA

    04/09/2009 11:00:42 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 7 replies · 636+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa | April 9, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    A recent U.S. Bureau of Census report indicates that 40% of unwed births in the U.S. in 2007 were out of wedlock. In California that percentage was 41.1%. What the press failed to report however is that Latinos represented 65%, or about two thirds, of all the unwed births in California. As a category, Whites came in a distant second at nearly 19%. See retabulated U.S. Census data below: California Unwed Births 2007 Total Unwed Births: 232,966 Total Wed & Unwed Births: 566,352 Unwed Births: Latino 151,440 65.1% White 43,660 18.7% Black 22,879 9.8% Asian 12,630 5.4% American Indian 2,357...
  • US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    03/18/2009 9:26:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 875+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/09 | Mike Stobbe - ap
    ATLANTA – More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation's history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday. ... The birth rate rose slightly for women of all ages, and births to unwed mothers reached an all-time high of about 40 percent, continuing a trend begun years ago. More than three-quarters of these women were 20 or older.
  • 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...
  • Japanese child numbers fall for 27th year to new low

    05/06/2008 5:26:45 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 13 replies · 159+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | May 6, 2008 | AFP
    "TOKYO (AFP) -- The number of children in Japan has fallen for the 27th straight year to hit a new low, the government said Monday in a sign of the country's rapidly ageing population. Children aged 14 or younger numbered 17,250,000 as of April 1, down by 130,000 from a year earlier, the internal affairs ministry said in an annual survey released to coincide with the May 5 Children's Day national holiday. The figure is the lowest since 1950 when comparable data started. The ratio of children to the total population sank for 34 years in a row to 13.5...
  • Illegal Immigrant Births Costing Americans Millions

    04/08/2008 4:57:24 AM PDT · by engrpat · 33 replies · 78+ views
    McALLEN, Texas (CBS News) ― It was 5 a.m. and CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts is with a woman who is nine months pregnant. She's rushed to a south Texas hospital to undergo a C-section - a $4,700 medical procedure that won't cost her a dime. She qualifies for emergency Medicaid. She gave birth to a healthy, 8 1/2 pound baby boy - born in America. His Mexican mother gave him an American name: Eliot. Eliot is one of an estimated 300,000 children of illegal immigrants born in the United States every year, according to the Pew Hispanic Center....
  • 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...
  • (NM) State Birth Rate Sees Increase (Half of all births are unmarried mothers)

    10/06/2007 5:39:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies · 508+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 6, 2007 | Journal Staff Report
    New Mexico's birth rate in 2005 exceeded the national average, despite a long-term decline in the state's birth rate for teen mothers, according to a new health department report. The New Mexico Department of Health's 2005 New Mexico Selected Health Statistics Annual Report says: # New Mexico residents gave birth to 28,822 babies in 2005. The state's 2005 birth rate of 14.6 percent slightly exceeded the U.S. rate of 14 in 2004, the latest year available. # Single mothers accounted for half the state's births in 2005. # The birth rate of New Mexicans ages 15 to 19 decreased 22.8...
  • Analysis of US Government Data Shows Abstinence Education Coincides With Teen Birth Decline

    08/04/2007 9:15:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 331+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/3/07 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, August 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As Congress works today to pass HR 3162, a bill which includes opening abstinence funding to states that want to teach contraception to teens, a new analysis of government data shows that increases in abstinence education funding coincide with decreasing teen birth rates. Young, African-American unmarried teens (ages 10-14) had the most drastic decrease, with their birth rates being the lowest in recorded history. The birth rates for all teens ages 10-14 are the lowest in 40 years. In addition, the birth rates for all teens ages 15-19 are the lowest in 20 years. Specifically,...
  • The abortion debate brought home (Barf)

    05/06/2007 5:48:30 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 73 replies · 1,692+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6 May 2007 | Dan Neil
    MY WIFE AND I just had an abortion. Two, actually. We walked into a doctor's office in downtown Los Angeles with four thriving fetuses — two girls and two boys — and walked out an hour later with just the girls, whom we will name, if we're lucky enough to keep them, Rosalind and Vivian. Rosalind is my mother's name. We didn't want to. We didn't mean to. We didn't do anything wrong, which is to say, we did everything right. Four years ago, when Tina and I set out on this journey to have children, such a circumstance was...
  • U.S. Population Hits 301 Million

    01/01/2007 2:45:09 PM PST · by Sharks · 77 replies · 2,148+ views
    USINFO Staff Writer ^ | 01 January 2007 | Carolee Walker
    Immigrants and children of immigrants keep U.S. population young Washington – A steady stream of immigrants to the United States and moderate growth keep the U.S. population younger than other developed countries, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which projects population in the United States on New Year’s Day 2007 to be 301 million people. Younger population growth keeps the economy and society vital, William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, told USINFO. “With people coming into our country from around the world, as a population overall, we have become more open to new ideas,” Frey said....
  • Why Have Children?

    06/30/2006 4:05:49 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 80 replies · 1,835+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 2006 | Eric Cohen
    Over the past years, a new demographic crisis has emerged as a subject of intense debate: the most affluent, most advanced, freest societies of the world are not having enough children to sustain themselves. Recent books—including Phillip Longman’s The Empty Cradle (2004) and Ben J. Wattenberg’s Fewer (2004)—have described the potentially tragic consequences of this decline. Lamenting the collapse of modern birthrates, world leaders as diverse as Vladimir Putin and Pope Benedict XVI have advocated pro-natalist state policies. Popular magazines and newspapers that once worried about the horrors of a “population explosion”—mass starvation in developing countries, environmental catastrophe, the subjugation...
  • Lots of Data Point to Fewer Births [Weapon of Mass Destruction already in America]

    05/09/2006 7:58:32 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 37 replies · 793+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 8, 2006 | Zenit.org News
    8-May-2006 -- ZENIT.org News AgencyZENIT material may not be reproduced without permission. Permission can be requested at info@zenit.org LOTS OF DATA POINT TO FEWER BIRTHS  ROME, MAY 8, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI cited an "urgent need" for reflection in the area of demography, in a message he sent April 28 to participants in a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Experts agree that an increase in life expectancies is being met with a drop in birthrates, the Pope noted. Societies are aging and "many nations or groups of nations lack a sufficient number of young people to renew...
  • Data on Marriage and Births Reflect the Political Divide

    10/13/2005 9:15:17 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies · 687+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 13, 2005 | Tamar Lewin
    When it comes to marriage and babies, the red states really are different from the blue states, according to a new Census Bureau analysis of marriage, fertility and socioeconomic characteristics. People in the Northeast marry later and are more likely to live together without marriage and less likely to become teenage mothers than are people in the South.... In New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, about 5 percent of babies are born to teenage mothers, while in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming, 10 percent or more of all births are to teenage mothers....
  • More Kids Could Mean Cash for Greek Moms

    09/16/2005 7:32:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 420+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 16, 2005
    The government said Friday it would give cash bonuses to Greek mothers who have more than two babies, in an effort to boost the country's birth rate as the population ages. According to a draft law to be presented later this year, mothers would receive a tax-free, one-time payment of $2,444 for every child after the second, the Finance Ministry said. From 2007, the sum would rise to $3,055 per child, it said in a statement. Families with at least three children would also pay less tax on new cars. The Greek government, which already offers benefits such as tax...
  • A boom of U.S. 'war babies' in Europe

    04/13/2005 8:29:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies · 1,491+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 12Apr05 | Steve Mraz
    Steve Mraz / S&S Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Lukens cuddles with her 2-day-old son, Braxton Hunter Lukens, on Monday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. While Lukens delivered at Landstuhl, some pregnant women are having to give birth in German hospitals because of a rise in military pregnancies. Steve Mraz / S&S Sabine van Riel, chief midwife at St. Johannis-Krankenhaus in Landstuhl, Germany, tends to a newborn at the German hospital. Dealing with the latest baby boom A deployment-related baby boom in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder, Germany, military communities means many women must deliver their children in German hospitals...
  • Fall in EU population forecast by 2050

    04/09/2005 12:39:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 29 replies · 885+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 09/04/2005 | David Rennie in Brussels and Toby HelmDavid Rennie in Brussels and Toby HelmD Rennnie, T Helms
    The population of the European Union will fall dramatically by 2050, even allowing for the arrival of millions of immigrants, an official survey reported yesterday. Deaths would begin to outnumber births across the EU in the next five years, it predicted. A collapse in childbirth rates and increased emigration has already caused populations to start shrinking in several of the former communist countries of eastern and central Europe that joined the EU last year. The survey by the EU's statistics agency, Eurostat, showed that by 2013 the population of Italy would start to fall, joined a year later by Germany...
  • GLOBAL CAMPAIGN AIMS TO RECORD EVERY BIRTH

    02/22/2005 6:17:12 PM PST · by ServesURight · 37 replies · 518+ views
    AP ^ | 02/22/2005 | EDITH M. LEDERER,
    Global Campaign Aims to Record Every Birth Tue Feb 22, 5:03 PM ET U.S. National - AP By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS - Archbishop Desmond Tutu launched a global campaign Tuesday to record the birth of every child, saying nearly 50 million babies born every year are not registered and thus have no official identity and often no right to education or health care. The United Nations (news - web sites) Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 imposed an obligation on countries to register every child immediately after birth. Sixteen years later,...
  • 100 Years Ago - Christmas 1904

    12/24/2004 2:19:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 798+ views
    Private Email | DECEMBER 24, 2004 | Unknown
    A 100 Year Difference What a difference 100 yrs makes... The Year is 1904. Maybe this will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! Here are some of the US statistics for 1904: The average life expectancy in the US was 47 years. Only 14% of the homes in the US had a bathtub. Only 8%of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.00 There were only 8,000 cars in the US, and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. Alabama, Mississippi,...
  • KERRY'S BLAME GAME GROWING LAME

    10/20/2004 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 3 replies · 641+ views
    Right Gothe.com ^ | October 20, 2004 | Mike Bates
    Quiz time. The Chicago Cubs blew it again this year. The main reason for this failure is: 1. The Cubs sustained more injuries than other major league clubs did. 2. The team has too many whiners unwilling to take responsibility for their own pathetic performances. 3. The Cubs’ tradition of choking is simply too strong to break. 4. Steve Stone. 5. George W. Bush. ....read on......
  • THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

    10/10/2004 3:01:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,952+ views
    BRIAN TRACY.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | BRIAN TRACY
    The Emperor Has No Clothes By: Brian Tracy John Kerry is neither a “war hero” nor a “patriot.” It is about time that someone pointed out that “the emperor has no clothes” and that Americans are being presented with a false choice. If you read the newspapers long enough, a series of facts emerge that appear undeniable and irrefutable. But no one seems to want to “connect the dots” for fear of offending the powers that be in the national media, such as CBS. Here is what we know. First of all, Kerry did not “volunteer” for service in Vietnam....
  • Death rate still high in Russia (but dropping)

    08/05/2004 10:43:25 PM PDT · by RussianConservative · 5 replies · 355+ views
    Pravda ^ | 07/26/2004 11:50
    Death rate still high in Russia 07/26/2004 11:50 Death rate still exceeds birth rate, although the number of live births is growing The number of the jobless population in Russia in June of the current year reduced by only 0.1 percent vs. June of 2003, having made up five million seven hundred and forty thousand people. In percentage, it makes 7.9 of the economically active population, the Federal State Statistics Service reported. The number of the officially registered unemployed gained 1.4 percent over the same period - up to one million five thousand and fifty-six people. About 334.5 thousand jobless...
  • More babies born last year, but birthrate still low in the city (St. Petersburg, Russia)

    04/26/2004 10:41:09 AM PDT · by RussianConservative · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Petersburg.com ^ | 02.13.2004
    St. Petersburg residents are having more children, marrying more and later, statisticians say. They also use surrogate mothers more frequently than before, and prefer to marry Americans more than other foreigners. This summary of the city's births, deaths and marriages in 2003 was released by the St. Petersburg Civil Registry Office, or ZAGS on Wednesday. The only pessimistic signs of the latest research was that exactly half of marriages break up, and that the city's birth rate remains the lowest in the country. "The number of births in St. Petersburg increased to 40,700 in 2003 compared to 37,720 born in...
  • Is Russia in for a baby boom? (Yeah!)

    10/24/2003 8:45:00 PM PDT · by Pubbie · 28 replies · 196+ views
    Pravda ^ | 2003-10-01 | Olga Sobolevskaya
    The birth rate in Russia is growing steadily. In 2001 the number of new-borns was 1,300,000 and in 2002 - 1,400,000. Demographers expect that this year's figure will increase by at least 100,000. Meanwhile, infant mortality has decreased from 16.9 for every 1,000 new-borns in 1999 to 13.9 in 2002. Surveys show that 35 per cent of young mothers under 24 want to have three children. Still, it is too early to speak of a demographic surge. Russia's population declines by 1 million people annually and, according to UN estimates, by 2050 will only be 101.5 million instead of the...
  • 50 New Births During the Rosh Hashanah Holiday

    09/30/2003 7:55:10 AM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 192+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 12:45 Sep 29, '03 / 3 Tishrei 5764
    (IsraelNN.com) 50 infants, 28 girls and 22 boys, were born during the Rosh Hashanah holiday. This includes two sets of twins.
  • Caesarean births are rising rapidly

    06/10/2002 1:43:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 177+ views
    azcentral.com ^ | June 07, 2002
    <p>WASHINGTON - Almost one in four who gave birth last year had a Caesarean section, the highest rate in 13 years and an increase fueled by repeat operations and women who schedule C-sections for convenience.</p> <p>C-sections had dropped in the early 1990s after an outcry that American women were getting too many. But in 1997, they started inching back up again. Last year brought the biggest jump yet, a 7 percent increase that "was certainly a surprise," said Joyce Martin, co-author of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention birth report that was released Thursday.</p>