The Guttmacher is the research arm of Planned Parenthood. Since Planned Parenthood acts as a cheerleader for abortion in our culture, I am not a fan of either of these groups. But when I got today’s Guttmacher release about publicly-funded birth control (government overreach if I ever saw it!) the only thought to come to my mind was that we are planning ourselves out of existence. Our fertility rates are desperately low in this culture–below the level required to merely replace our population.
This may seem like a theoretical proposition (fertility rates, replacement rates… yawn) but it isn’t. It means Canada and the USA (and Europe, while we are on the topic) are dying. Civilizations wax and wane: BIRT ours is waning.
Aren’t you glad I’m back from my extended weekend away–angel of optimism that I am?by