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U.S. Fertility Rate Hits New Record Low

The last year of the Obama administration saw the fertility rate fall to an all-time low. According to recent data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the U.S. fertility rate sank to a record low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 2016. This was a slight decrease from the 2015 fertility rate which stood at 62.5. The downward trend is not showing signs of stopping either. According to …

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Sex and the Supreme Court: Your 60-Second Guide to American Fertility

This week the US Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act, ignoring the fundamental good to society of promoting marriages among those able to bear children and the underlying nature of sexuality itself. Most conservatives believe that children come from sex. Conversely, many liberals believe children come from failed contraception. These different opinions account for the liberal-conservative divide on abortion, contraception, and the definition of marriage. Ideas matter, and these two different ideas have …

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The Mirena IUD is Becoming More Popular – and the Lawsuits are Piling Up

You know a contraceptive drug or device is in trouble when the lawsuits begin to multiply. A growing number of American women are turning to intrauterine devices (IUDs), reports Lawrence Finer of the Guttmacher Institute. Of all American women using birth control, some 7.5 percent had IUDs implanted by 2009. These numbers were double what they had been a few short years before. As befits an employee of a population control organization, Finer is pleased …

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Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics … and Population Graphs

“There are three kinds of lies,” Disraeli once famously remarked. “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” But we now know, thanks to the United Nations Population Fund, that there is a fourth way to lie as well: the Population Graph.

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How to Create a Baby Boom in Russia

I write from Moscow, where I am participating in a Demographic Summit. We have an historic opportunity to help reduce, perhaps even outlaw, abortion throughout Russia. There is a bill in the Russian Duma that would place severe restrictions on abortion, saving the lives of an estimated 4 million babies a year. Here is what I am telling the Russian people and their leaders.

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Islamic Terrorism and Fertility

Islamic terrorists have used roadside bombs, car bombs and plane bombs in their attacks on us. Might the Islamic “population bomb” be their next weapon of choice?

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US Bishops Issue a New CALL to Latinos

PRI Weekly Briefing, September 24, 2007 Vol. 9 / No. 35 2 October 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 36 U.S. Bishops issue a new CALL to Latinos More than 30 Catholic Latino businessmen and professionals from around the country gathered on 7 to 9 September in the Archdiocese of Denver for the third Catholic Latino Leadership Conference. The creation of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) was announced at the meeting, in response to …

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