As the abortion lobby ramps up their extremism, putting killing kids (preferably on the taxpayers’ dime) at the top of their priority list, is it any wonder that our nation’s population experts are sounding the alarm? Several concerned specialists recently spoke out yet again about the disaster our pro-abortion society is brewing, warning about the “calamitous effect” our falling fertility and birth rates will have on the economy — not to mention individuals’ wellbeing in general. Here’s what you need to know:
In an interview with Fox News Digital, demographic strategist Bradley Schurman explained our problem in a nutshell:
“The U.S. birth rate is steeply declining, mimicking the patterns of other developed nations worldwide, causing the global population to stop growing sometime this century. The U.S. and other developed nations dropped below the replacement rate in recent years, meaning we are not producing enough children to maintain the population, much less grow it.
“Today, three-quarters of U.S. counties and half of the states have deaths outpacing births.”
This data does not address death by abortion, which sadly means that the number are even higher than we know, although the United States has no National Abortion Reporting Law. Even without it, however, we can see that the anti-baby bias of so many business and political leaders is taking a huge toll on America.
The most recent data from the Wall Street shows that U.S. birth rate fell by more than 20% since 2007, but our nation’s fertility in general isn’t a recent problem. In fact, the U.S. fertility rate has been below replacement for four decades. (For context, the replacement rate — the number of babies born per 1,000 women over the course of their lifetime — is 2.1.) If that sounds like it oddly matches up with the general timeline of the cancerous Roe v. Wade decision (which was made around five decades ago), you’re not crazy.
When killing children becomes legal and widely pushed within a society, it should come as no shock that less children are born.
And what exactly are the consequences of a population not even replacing itself, let alone growing?
Students for Life of America (SFLA) has addressed this previously, noting how the elderly and their caretakers will be adversely affected, and Institute for Family Studies senior fellow Brad Wilcox added further complications, saying:
“Below-replacement fertility means closing schools, shrinking college enrollments, fewer workers and consumers, and not enough taxes to pay for entitlements. We’re already seeing low fertility fallout hitting schools and colleges. But it will have big consequences for the economy as well, given that there will be relatively fewer workers and consumers, and less entrepreneurial activity, as the population of young adults in America falls across much of the nation.”
The lack of entrepreneurial activity and scientific advances in particular has concerned many in the tech world, including the founder of Tesla Motors and CEO of X (formerly known as Twitter) Elon Musk. Considering the natural urge to engage in sexual activity which creates children, Musk has gone on the record to blame both abortion and birth control for the situation our country finds itself in. To listen to SFLA President Kristan Hawkins entire response to Musk, click HERE for an episode of her Explicitly Pro-Life podcast.
But if you’re looking for a snapshot of her reaction, it’s this: You’re on the money, Musk.
While there are certainly many factors triggering the U.S.’s population decline, one of the most significant must be the overwhelming pro-abortion mindset that lies to women, telling them that they must be a “girl boss” in order to feel fulfilled and that they cannot have both a career and a family. Faced with this false dichotomy, many women are pressured to ignore their natural desire for a family and focus solely on a career.
This leads to a couple different problems for our fertility rate. On the one hand, if women do get pregnant at a younger age, they are often pressured to abort their child. In fact, a 2023 study from the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that around 90% post-abortive women felt pressured into their abortions. For these women, they may experience abortion-related fertility issues later in life when they try to have children again. For more information on this, read an op-ed by Hawkins at The Federalist entitled “The Left Won’t Tell Women That Abortion Can Cost Them Their Future Family.”
However, even an older woman who has never had an abortion but has postponed childbearing for her career may experience trouble conceiving. Women’s biological clocks continue to tick, but sadly our society often doesn’t warn them of this potential. Now, around one in eight women struggle getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
As Schurman warns that this populational shift will have “a calamitous effect on the economy,” the Pro-Life Generation must oppose the radical extremist thought that is furthering this crisis. Clearly, abortion isn’t good for anyone — the preborn, women, or society in general.
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