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  • Russia Caught Between Economic Decline and Potentially Explosive Demographic Change

    07/16/2017 1:37:03 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 104 replies
    Windows on Euroasia ^ | July 5, 2017 | Paul Goble
    Russia’s economic development ministry says that the country’s GDP growth will be approximately half of one percent lower each year because of projected declines in the number of workers in Russia in the coming decades, a decline that the ministry says must be fought by increasing immigration. But any immigration sufficient to cover that decline in the size of the working-age cohort will not only increasingly consist of people who are culturally, linguistically and religiously dissimilar to the current residents of Russia and accelerate the shifting balance between Orthodox and Muslims in its population. Russia could avoid this problem by...
  • Rep. Chu: Tax-Funded Abortions ‘Will Actually Save This Country Money’

    07/27/2016 11:36:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 27, 2016 | 2:42 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic Party platform’s new language Tuesday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, saying doing so will save money. […] Chu supported the EACH Woman Act last summer, which would have lifted the Hyde Amendment’s restrictions on federal funding for abortion. …
  • Italy Experiencing a Massive Baby Shortage Due to Abortion

    02/17/2015 11:16:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/17/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion has consequences.The Italian health minister gave a recent interview in which she said Italy is a “dying country.” Why? Because abortion has depleted the European nation of its next generations and caused a massive baby shortage.While some abortion advocates decry overpopulation, Italy’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level – 8.4 per 1,000 people — since 1861.Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, said: “We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions,...
  • The Abortion Distortion [Gruber: Abortion Reduces Crime!]

    01/02/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | January 02, 2015 | Mona Charen
    JANUARY 2, 2015 The Abortion Distortion Jonathan Gruber’s thesis that abortion had led to a crime drop is cold and almost certainly false. By Mona Charen Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of the Affordable Care Act, may well have had the worst year in American public life. His repeated demonstrations of arrogance, contempt for the American people, and smug self-satisfaction brought mortification to his party and president. His glib references to the redistributionist aspects of the Affordable Care Act gave the lie to the Democratic party’s dubious claim that the mandate was not a tax, along with...
  • Killing Babies in Abortions Will Save the Government Money?

    07/25/2013 7:34:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    LifeNews ^ | July 25, 2013 | Michael Norton
    “Priceless” is the value most moms and dads would put on their newborn child. A newborn represents the delicate and fragile nature of life itself. Many would call their newborn baby a “miracle.” But the current administration in Washington, D.C. does not seem to agree with the “priceless” evaluation—at least it does not act like it agrees. If there is a way to support the abortion industry with taxpayer dollars, President Obama and the rest of our government finds and implements it. Now, even the “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office has joined this pro-abortion cabal by placing a value on the...
  • Abortion Has Claimed the Lives of 17 Percent of Americans

    01/24/2012 4:27:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/24/12 | Allan Sears
    It’s the time of year when thoughts turn more concertedly to the ongoing tragedy – and travesty – of abortion. Activists count back to the January 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and produce new calculations on how many lives have been ended prematurely through the deliberate choice of their mothers—and with the often enthusiastic cooperation of medical professionals who have found their own ways of reconciling the destruction of life with their Hippocratic oath. (The latest addition tells us that a number roughly equivalent to the population of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona has been subtracted from the...
  • A Star Is Born (Did the Roe effect sink JoAnne Kloppenburg?) {PRO-LIFE ~ HOME SCHOOL}

    04/19/2011 3:12:41 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2011 | By JAMES TARANTO
    This weekend's Tea Party rally in Madison, Wis., drew familiar figures like Sarah Palin and Andrew Breitbart, but perhaps the most interesting speaker was a 14-year-old girl named Tricia Willoughby. Tricia wowed, among others, Rachael Larimore, who writes for's ladies blog, XX Factor. [botwt0419] YouTube "What's impressive is her strong voice, her confidence, and, let's face it, her youth," Larimore writes. "The Tea Party is often seen as being made up entirely of cranky middle-aged people who don't like paying taxes. But here is a smart, engaging young woman speaking with the poise of someone older." Showing considerably...
  • Santorum: Abortion to Blame for Some Social Security Problems

    03/29/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 126 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/29/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Rick Santorum the former Pennsylvania senator who is eying a bid for the Republican nomination for president, blamed part of the insolvency problems related to social security on abortion.He says the system would be stronger if not for the 53 million abortions that have robbed the nation of potential workers who would be contributing to the program. Santorum’s comments came during an appearance at an event in New Hampshire, the site of one of the first primary election battles.“The social security system, in my opinion, is a flawed design, period,” Santorum said in an interview with WEZS Radio in Laconia,...
  • No. 1 economic problem: Not enough babies

    02/07/2010 3:53:29 PM PST · by bronkburnett · 36 replies · 881+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 6, 2010 | Michael Master On "Forbes on Fox" on Jan. 30, 2010, the discussion turned to how population is affecting the U.S. economy. The panelists and Steve Forbes agreed that the USA needs more babies. The No. 1 variable affecting our economy today is the decision by our government, from the late 1960s to 1985, to promote zero-population growth, with the number of births decreasing. The birthrate fell from 2.3 children per family to 1.3 at times. To maintain a population, a birthrate of 2.1 children is required. That decreased birthrate has impacted everything from demand for products to health-care costs to relaxed...
  • Freakonomics Revenge: Authors Crediting Abortion for Crime Drop Now Blame Feminism for Society Ills

    10/24/2009 4:30:56 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,454+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    We'll have to wait and see if the so-called outside-the-box thinking once praised by some of liberal media elites will get the same reception with this latest edition. In 2005, University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner released the book "Freakonomics" that provided cover for the pro-abortion movement in America by suggesting legalized abortion lowered crime and had a positive impact on society. However, in their new book "SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance," Levitt and Dubner blame what is generally accepted to be a liberal...
  • Aborting Taxpayer Cost of Abortion - ZOT!- Abortion Saves Money!

    06/06/2009 12:48:47 PM PDT · by theronraeway · 4 replies · 680+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | 06/03/2009 | Ron Rae
    <p>According to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization on sexual and reproductive health issues, state and federal tax dollars paid $89 million for 177,404 abortions in 2006.</p> <p>“Already this year tens of thousands of Americans have asked Congress to respect the consciences of taxpayers and stop the abortion bailout,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, in early May. “As Congress begins the new appropriations process, it would do well to heed the voices of constituents and stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry.”</p>
  • Roe at 35 ... (50 million abortions, equal to the combined populations of 25 states)

    01/18/2008 4:28:20 AM PST · by IrishMike · 62 replies · 436+ views
    Human Events ^ | Friday 01/18/2008 | Gary Bauer
    Thirty-five years ago this Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that produced this provocative paradox: a moderately pro-life nation with the most anti-life abortion law in the West. Few court decisions have had as broad an impact on American life as Roe vs. Wade, which subsequent courts have interpreted as having discovered a constitutional right to abortion for any reason and at any time during pregnancy. Since Roe, at least 50 million abortions (equal to the combined populations of 25 states) have been performed, and its demographic repercussions continue to shape voting patterns and are a driving...
  • Prof: U.S. liberals on slope to extinction

    08/24/2006 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,284+ views
    Prof: U.S. liberals on slope to extinction WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. liberals face extinction if they don't start having enough babies to keep up with conservatives, a Syracuse University professor told ABC News. Professor Arthur Brooks said after studying numbers from the governmental General Social Survey, he found 100 unrelated liberal adults have 147 children, while 100 unrelated conservatives have 208 kids. Brooks said that makes a difference, as 80 percent of people with political opinions vote like their parents. In response, conservative pollster Kellyanne Conway told ABC liberals are creating their own fertility gap by their beliefs....
  • The Fertility Gap

    08/22/2006 11:36:49 AM PDT · by ritewingwarrior · 20 replies · 914+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | August 22, 2006 | ARTHUR C. BROOKS
    Liberal politics will prove fruitless as long as liberals refuse to multiply. The midterm election looms, and once again efforts begin afresh to increase voter participation. It has become standard wisdom in American politics that voter turnout is synonymous with good citizenship, justifying just about any scheme to get people to the polls. Arizona is even considering a voter lottery, in which all voters are automatically registered for a $1 million giveaway. Polling places and liquor stores in Arizona will now have something in common. On the political left, raising the youth vote is one of the most common goals....
  • The Fertility Gap

    08/22/2006 12:58:44 AM PDT · by A Balrog of Morgoth · 64 replies · 1,175+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 AUG 06 | Arthur C. Brookes
    The midterm election looms, and once again efforts begin afresh to increase voter participation. It has become standard wisdom in American politics that voter turnout is synonymous with good citizenship...--snip--Simply put, liberals have a big baby problem: They're not having enough of them, they haven't for a long time, and their pool of potential new voters is suffering as a result.
  • New generation ponders debate

    01/24/2006 11:42:32 AM PST · by JZelle · 9 replies · 411+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-24-06 | Gary Emerling
    Princeton University student Christian Sahner yesterday stood next to a black and orange pro-life banner on the Mall, a striking symbol of what some say is a growing gap between the Roe v. Wade generation and today's young adults. "Our generation has grown up with abortion as a reality. It's become very personal to a lot of people," said Mr. Sahner, 21, one of about 40 pro-life students from Princeton who attended yesterday's 33rd annual March for Life in the District. "I think people are thinking about it, and the tide is changing to some extent." While Mr. Sahner and...
  • Oops-onomics: Did Steven Levitt, author of “Freakonomics”, get his most notorious paper wrong?

    12/02/2005 10:02:20 AM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 9 replies · 779+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec 1st 2005 | N/A
    ABORTION cuts crime. That claim—first demonstrated by John Donohue, of Yale Law School, and Steven Levitt, of the University of Chicago, in an academic article in 2001*—is the kind of provocative and surprising conclusion that has made Mr Levitt's book, “Freakonomics”, such a runaway success this year. Unwanted children, the story goes, are more likely to become criminals in later life. Abortion, legalised throughout the United States by the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade ruling in 1973, prevents unwanted pregnancies from becoming unwanted children. Higher abortion rates from the 1970s onwards thus help to explain why crime rates fell in...
  • WHY ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON CRIME? (Sun-Times Lists Abortion as Crime Deterrent)

    10/18/2005 6:23:17 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 36 replies · 811+ views
    WHY ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON CRIME? The U.S. violent crime rate is at a 30-year low, and experts have many theories to explain it, especially the drop in the 1990s. Among them: -The fastest-growing population segment is those over age 50, who commit few violent crimes. -A record 2 million-plus people are locked up in prison. -The crack market shrunk in the '90s. -About 100,000 police officers were added since the mid-'90s. -Improved tactics -- such as the "broken windows" theory of policing, which cracks down on petty crime -- have helped. -The nationwide legalization of abortion in...
  • Urban Perspectives | An old-time racist chestnut makes a toxic comeback

    10/04/2005 1:05:37 PM PDT · by 2banana · 40 replies · 1,111+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 4th, 2005 | Acel Moore
    Urban Perspectives | An old-time racist chestnut makes a toxic comeback By Acel Moore Talk-radio host, conservative Republican, and former education secretary (under Pesident Ronald Reagan) and drug czar (under George H.W. Bush) William Bennett's recent comments about crime and abortion reinforce my belief that many in white America are still in denial about race. In case you did not hear his comments, made last Wednesday on his syndicated radio show - appropriately called Bill Bennett's Morning in America - here's a taste: "If you wanted to reduce crime, you could - if that were your sole purpose, you could...
  • Linking abortion to drop in crime offensive (BARF ALERT)

    10/02/2005 7:40:32 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies · 1,006+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 2, 2005 | MARY MITCHELL SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Is William Bennett, the former education secretary, a racist for arguing hypothetically that "aborting every black baby in this country" would reduce the crime rate, even though he added that such a thing would be "morally reprehensible?" Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apparently thinks so, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) obviously thinks so, and the minority leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), definitely thinks so. "What could possibly have possessed Secretary Bennett to say those words, especially at this time?" Pelosi wondered to CNN. "What could he possibly have been thinking?" Before I answer my own question, let's...