Baby bust

Whoops!  Looks like people either aren’t doing the Wild Thing as much, or they’re doing it more carefully (or getting more aBORRRRRRtions!!!).  The birth rate in the US was down 2% in 2008:

After rising to its highest point in two decades, the rate at which women in the United States gave birth declined in 2008 as the economy deteriorated, according to government statistics released Tuesday.

The nation’s overall birthrate fell 2 percent from 2007 to 2008, when about 4.2 million babies were born. The dip pushed the fertility rate below 2.1 per woman, meaning Americans were no longer giving birth to enough children to keep the population from declining.

In 2008?  And what happened in 2008?  Yeah yeah, the economy crashed but… wasn’t that also the year of the armageddon-ish, Acorn-scammed “election” of the Islamocommiefascist Kenyan Usurper?  This is clearly part of his evil plan to replace White Christian Ammurica with “his” people, swarthy Muslim immigrants with no birth certificates.

Time for the Sterility Tax!  Force those bitches to have kids, and if they can’t afford  to feed them the Catholic Church will “look after” them.  Those priests aren’t going to abuse themselves, you know.

15 Responses to “Baby bust”


  1. 1 Willy Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

    It looks likes it’s time to remove the restraints from that army of young, white, abstaining, females who have sworn to remain chaste.

    Virgins your country needs you. It is time to have a baby for America. Get laid and you will get paid.

  2. 2 deBeauxOs Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

    That’s a great graphic to accompany your post, JJ.

  3. 3 Bleatmop Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    It’s good to see that teen birth rates falling too. Did you notice on the graph how they were plummeting until about the year 2003ish. Then they kind leveled off. I wonder would could have happened to change the trend so that the last two years teen birth rates actually rose???

  4. 4 fern hill Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Bleatmop: four words. Abstinence. Only. Sex. Ed.

    Which is back as part of the totally failed effort to get Rethuglicans on side with health reform.

  5. 5 Brian Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    …looks like people either aren’t doing the Wild Thing as much, or they’re doing it more carefully (or getting more aBORRRRRRtions!!!).

    One could guess that, except the number of abortions went down, too…

    A lot of teen aged girls get shamed into having intercourse, “What are you? A prude?”    Abstinence education helps the would be victims of such coercion find the courage to say, “It’s not prudish, it’s smart.   If you care so little for me as a person, I don’t even want to go out with you anymore.”

  6. 6 Jasper Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    what the heck JJ, the Catholic church or the Pope doesn’t expect couples to have 10 children. They teach Natural family planning, etc.

  7. 7 Bleatmop Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Fern Hill – I know eh! The graphs there are stunning and clearly demonstrate the failure of abstinence only education. I still find it amazing that people could advocate for abstinence only when the facts couldn’t be clearer (that it, it doesn’t work in preventing pregnancy or STIs).

    Then again, I guess I can believe it, if I shift my thinking to realize abstinence only education isn’t about sex but about controlling women. Then it makes perfect sense.

  8. 8 Brian Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

    …abstinence only education isn’t about sex but about controlling women…

    I just can’t help but be reminded of the religious nuts who see demons behind everything —— the demon of smoking, the demon of cancer, the demon of alcoholism, the demon of divorce —— when I read things like this or things like “religion was designed as a means of imposing control.”

    Aside from the point that is obvious to most that self-control is a good tool to posses, how again is it that teaching the value of abstinence hits women and minorities the hardest? I thought it took two to tango? I thought unplanned pregnancy hit women the hardest (often not affecting the sperm donor at all)?

  9. 9 Brian Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

    sorry for forgetting the “/” in the closing blockquote tag…

  10. 10 Bleatmop Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Brian – Abstinence only education hits everyone hard. Comprehensive sex education also teaches abstinence but it also accepts the reality that people are going to have sex. Not everyone, but many people. If the numbers show in the graph in the linked newspaper article don’t sway you then I don’t know what will. Perhaps a well researched article you say? Well, how about this one?

    http://ari.ucsf.edu/science/reports/abstinence.pdf

    The best way to lower teen pregnancy, STIs, and abortion is comprehensive sex education. The best way to raise those numbers is abstinence only education. Read the article and look for more yourself. Try some science, it tastes good.

  11. 11 Brian Friday, April 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I looked for a graph, since one was mentioned, but couldn’t find it…

  12. 12 Frank Frink Friday, April 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Graph, Brian? Couldn’t find it? Do exactly what Bleatmop suggested — i.e. see the WaPo article linked in the first paragraph of the blog post. Do try to keep up.

  13. 13 Brian Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I’ll try, but it’s hard…

    I followed the links in Fern Hill’s post, that seemed to be what Bleatmop was referencing, and followed two links on the DAMMIT JANET site that led me to. Nowhere in that did I see any graphs.

    Thanks frank for steering me to the right page, which was the link above what Fern Hill had posted.

    Having now seen the graphs, I would have to say that they don’t “clearly show” any influential causes whatsoever. It takes a lot more work than graphs of observed behavior of one variable to “clearly show” anything.

  14. 14 Frank Frink Friday, April 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Then back to the pdf which has, you know, research and science and stuff.

    (Does anyone have a link to a pie chart? Brian probably likes pie charts.)

  15. 15 Brian Friday, April 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I like pie…


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