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Social Security to Go Belly Up Sooner: Contraception has Consequences



The widespread practice of contraception and abortion reduced U.S. fertility rates from 3.4 children per female in 1963 to 1.8 children per female by the mid 1970’s. I pointed out nearly 20 years ago that, with fewer workers paying into the system, and a huge number of boomers ready to retire, Social Security’s Ponzi-style financing scheme was not financially solvent in the long-run, (See my article on “Contracepting Social Security,” available at http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/CONTRASS.TXT.) The passage …

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Suicide of the West?



17 November 2006     Vol. 8 / No. 45 Dear Colleague: Earlier this year we sent Joseph A. D’Agostino to Rome where, among other activities, he interviewed two Vatican prelates. Here is what they had to say about the life issues and demographics. Suicide of the West? It is said that civilizations die more often by suicide than by murder.  Decades ago, James Burnham wrote Suicide of the West about the nature of liberalism which, with its …

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For the Record…



“Colombia is their latest victim, and Joseph D’Agostino with the Population Research Institute says it won’t be the last. “‘This legalization of abortion in Colombia by this court is just another step for the culture of death that is actually on the path to exterminating the human race in the Western world.’ “In fact, many of those countries, including Colombia, show declining birthrates with Mexico now below replacement rate.” Kim Trobee, “Columbia’s First Abortion Leaves …

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Interviews with Vatican Leaders: Suicide of the West?



It is said that civilizations die more often by suicide than by murder. Decades ago, James Burnham wrote Suicide of the West about the nature of liberalism which, with its refusal to value any substantive thing over any other, is the ideology of suicide. He wrote the book in the context of the struggle against Communism, a struggle which, contrary to what many believe, is far from over. Today, the Christian-descended world again faces a …

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National Catholic Register, Joseph A. D’Agostino, Vatican Officials Discuss Solutions for European U



Vatican Officials Discuss Solutions for European Underpopulation National Catholic Register July 9-15, 2006 VATICAN NEWS by JOSEPH A. D’Agostino Register Correspondent VATICAN CITY ? As once-Catholic nations in Europe trend toward dangerously low birthrates, mainstream media and international organizations there continue to advocate population control. The birthrates in Italy , Spain , France , and most other European nations have fallen well below the minimal replacement level of 2.1 children per woman, creating an ever-aging …

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Sustainability of the French Social Model



Environmentalists like to talk about sustainability, the conduction of agriculture and other activities so they may continue generation after generation, without destroying the resources on which they depend. A farming method that exhausts the soil over 25 years, rendering the land sterile for future generations, is irresponsible, they say. Though much of what environmentalists claim is unsustainable actually isn’t, the central point is a valid one for anyone who cares deeply about the future of …

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