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What’s Causing America’s Baby Bust?

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Posted By: Judy W., 3/11/2021 7:05:34 AM

When the COVID-19 pandemic started and lockdowns became part of our daily lives, some romantic souls were predicting that this would produce a baby boom. Now, as the data shows up, we see exactly the opposite. CBS obtained data from health departments in over two dozen states that shows “a 7% drop in births in December—nine months after the first lockdowns began.” Research from the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., predicts that births may well be down 300,000 to 500,000 in 2021. The prediction is based on a negative correlation between birth rates and the unemployment rate. Higher unemployment means fewer babies.


It's part of a long-term trend. The radical feminists have done their work and many women (and men) believe having a rewarding job is more important than having children.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 3/11/2021 7:26:28 AM (No. 720503)
How about certain groups that are government supported/dependent feeling no need to ease up on family creating?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mobyclik 3/11/2021 7:58:13 AM (No. 720524)
No worries, Premier Xiden is replacing those souls with tens of thousands of ILLEGALS. What could go wrong?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Petronius 3/11/2021 8:17:49 AM (No. 720536)
Can't get someone pregnant over a smartphone, that is how most young people seem to have social interaction anymore.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/11/2021 8:19:06 AM (No. 720541)
Simple, No SANE parent wants to bring a child into this totally ^$*(*#&'ed up world!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/11/2021 8:34:24 AM (No. 720556)
Finally! The real reason behind the Anchor Baby Movement! More Dem voters and also more eventual taxpayers. Oh yeah, and medical services participants. And more land owners. I could go on and on, but I'm all out of happy pills.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/11/2021 8:35:01 AM (No. 720557)
What young couple would want to bring and raise children in this terrible cruel world?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sw penn 3/11/2021 8:36:20 AM (No. 720559)
Seriously?! Have you been to Family Court? "I got the Jeep and she got the palace" is cliche for a reason. 18 years of child support even if the child is not biologically related, and alimony in perpetuity even if there was no marriage. Prenups and baby donor contracts just "set aside". "Relationship" has become a mantrap and the word is out. Yeah, Feminism!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 3/11/2021 8:43:26 AM (No. 720565)
People are too self-centered and ill-equipped to make room in their shriveled hearts to love children.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TLCary 3/11/2021 8:44:21 AM (No. 720566)
Bill Gates and his elite few are doing the Snoopy Dance. Fewer peasants to use up THEIR resources. Now their offspring can forever fly from mansion to mansion around the world in fossil fuel guzzling private jets to congratulate themselves on a job well done. Oh, it's not their idea way of getting it done, (implementing China's forced abortion of the second baby was a dream that wasn't going to come true for them). But hey, it gets the job done.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 3/11/2021 8:56:00 AM (No. 720579)
Im starting to think the movie "King's Men" was a forecast, not a fictional fantasy.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone 3/11/2021 9:06:35 AM (No. 720596)
Americans no longer need to go to the trouble of creating and having babies. As Central America, and soon countries located around the world, are set to give the USA all the babies and children that the USA needs by way of the borderline. Now all Americans have to do is welcome and become foster parents for all the “unaccompanied” children that are being sent to America from poor and generally undeveloped countries so that the children can have a “better life” in America in unlimited numbers.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99 3/11/2021 9:20:18 AM (No. 720607)
I may be wrong but from what I see, it’s leftist young adults who are not having children unless they want props who will be raised in daycare. They are too entitled and self absorbed to do what is required to be a parent. My daughter had a baby a year ago and has another on the way. She and her friends are center-right politically and nearly all of them are busy having families.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/11/2021 9:53:00 AM (No. 720635)
Feminism and man hatred The destruction and alienation of the family, especially extended family The utter failure of the Christian Church for 2 decades to address all of this and more with firmness and without fear Fear as a way of life that has paralyzed the Millennial generation Indentured servitude to massive college loan debt taken on when you were young and stupid and your parents and other responsible adults around you should have helped you find better solutions A grasping globalist consumerist society than tricks young people into thinking children "need" massive amounts of stuff costing thousands of dollars to even so much as be born into this world Just to name a few....
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Reply 14 - Posted by: smsnod 3/11/2021 10:09:05 AM (No. 720649)
A lot of folks say they don't want to raise a child in this messed up world, & I can understand that point of view. But the other side of the coin is, you never know what child will grow up to make a big difference for the good in peoples lives.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/11/2021 10:27:25 AM (No. 720665)
The destruction of the male is causing the baby bust.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/11/2021 10:43:51 AM (No. 720679)
Society has changed since the Depression of the 30's. What was "birth control" back then? And America was still largely a rural society, where large families supplied farm labor. My mother's generation is a good example - the smallest family had ten children. Their grandchildren are still running the family farms, while others are in the big cities around the country. Those grandchildren might have a child; most not. We have come to believe an American household needs two wage earners to survive. On the other hand, we have come to believe that incomes less than about $25,000 impoverish, that subsidizing family growth among these is good public policy. That households with rent paid, air conditioning, large screen TVs and a host of other "necessities" cannot bring itself to buy staples, or to feed itself. So we augment that impoverishing income with all sorts of government cash and kind programs, not to mention the army of social workers who seemingly cannot help, free meals from schools and charities, food pantries. Poverty is big business. So is being single, in a "relationship", no responsibilities and living La Dolce Vita.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DARling 3/11/2021 11:05:24 AM (No. 720688)
College guys are afraid of their shadow around college girls. A bad date can turn into a sexual assault accusation and possible expulsion or even incarceration. School and work were the traditional places to meet mates of a similar educational and financial situation but the radical feminists and crazy liberal administrators have closed those avenues somewhat. If you do manage to find an appropriate spouse, your hard-earned money will be taken from your family to fund the ever-increasing welfare rolls. There are also the golden idols of things vs. love and shared experiences. Young people often care about the newest cellphone or computer on the market than investing in a home and children. That could be a reason for the lower level of importance for marriage and family in the survey contained in the article.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 3/11/2021 11:59:14 AM (No. 720740)
My son is among those young adults who honestly believe that their standard of living will be lower than that of the previous generation. And he witnessed first-hand what a struggle it was for both of his working parents to pay the mortgage and bills, put food on the table, AND raise two kids. Now that the democrats own the government and the voting system, he's probably right.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/12/2021 12:01:56 AM (No. 721356)
Is that broken down by demographics ? Looks like white women aren't having kids and others are having more. Not to worry, plenty of baby makers are crossing the border.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: doctorfixit 3/12/2021 8:30:22 AM (No. 721570)
Hopelessness. Totalitarian socialism destroys hope for the future. When young adults see the culture's obsession with infanticide they understand how unwanted they are. The government steal 70% of their income. There isn't a penny left to afford children.
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