Analysis: Family Breakdown at the Heart of Global Aging Crisis

“CDC report: More teen girls use best birth control”

More and more U.S. believers aren’t joining Christian congregations, mosque growth rate at 50%

Women say ‘I do’ to education, then marriage

An Extreme Disparity: How Retirement Benefits May Sink Some States

Demography is Destiny

    Jonathan V. Last at the Weekly Standard (4/23): As fertility falls, populations shrink. As populations shrink, economies will sputter. Western countries will struggle to support too many retirees without enough workers, and the rest of the world (particularly places such as China and Russia) will be challenged just to maintain order as societies change in unprecedented ways: Most people will have neither brothers, sisters, aunts, nor uncles, and there will be no such thing as an extended family. This forecast may sound apocalyptic, but it’s nearly conventional wisdom among the demographers and economists who study such things . . .

  • Posted: 04/27/2012
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Why are Millennials leaving the church?

    Robert P. Jones at the Washington Post: Younger Millennials’ feelings about Christianity are decidedly mixed. Three-quarters (76 percent) agree that present-day Christianity has “good values and principles,” and 63 percent believe that Christianity “consistently shows love for other people.” On the other hand, strong majorities also agree that modern-day Christianity is “hypocritical” (58 percent), “judgmental” (62 percent), and “anti-gay” (64 percent).

  • Posted: 04/26/2012
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More older couples shacking up, skipping marriage

ABC: “The End of Marriage? Husband-Wife Households at Record Lows: 2010 Census”

California’s population growth is slowing dramatically, study finds

Medicare Faces Unfunded Liability of $38.6T, or $328,404 for Each U.S. Household

Number of long-term unemployed older workers quintupled. The help hasn’t.

India Woman Forced Into Six Sex-Selection Abortions

Aging workforce strains Social Security, Medicare

A hidden cause of Baltimore’s population loss: abortion

Births to cohabiting couples dramatically increase

“Young ‘Millennials’ losing faith in record numbers” | Washington Post

The ‘God Gap’ in the First Presidential Polls

New study indicates baby girls targeted for abortion in Ontario

Numbers suggest female-fetus abortions more common in Asian-Canadian communities: study

FRC webcast to analyze birth rate projections under Obama fiscal policy

UK: The dangers of our ageing population

CDC: Nearly 1 in 4 babies born to unwed cohabitors

Credit Abstinence With Helping Reduce Teen Birth Rates

US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

Fertility Decline May Unhinge Asian Security, Expert Panel Says

Michelle Duggar: ‘We’re not anywhere near being overpopulated’

Li Tianbing: My imaginary siblings

Will You Marry Me (After I Pay Off My Student Loans)?

China One Child Policy Results in High Female Suicide Rate

China’s newborn gender imbalance down, but but still high

Swiss see steady rise in assisted suicides

The Consequences of No Consequences: Contraception and Negative Birthrates in Socialist Societies

NYC, Abortion Capital 41% – Abortion by Zip Code

Mark W. Leach: A Few Make a Rare Few Rarer: Reflections on World Down Syndrome Day

David Brooks: The Fertility Implosion

Pat Buchanan: Land of the Setting Sun

A Quiet Revolution in Asia: Demographic Upheaval Realigns Nations

Demographic Winter is Crippling the Economy

Holy See: Rising restrictions on religion affect more than 2 billion people.

The war on fertility: The left’s birth-control fixation is about more than sexual freedom

The Power Of Population Growth: The Philippines Will Become 16th Largest World Economy By 2050

US Muslim study finds jump in American mosques

‘Retirement’ missing from vocabulary of NY judges

For boomers, it’s a new era of ‘work til you drop’

James Taranto: The Producers | WSJ

“Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise”

Pope: Large families a witness to faith, source of ‘wealth and hope’ to nation

What contraception has wrought: Looting the future to pay for present benefits

Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

Fear of Demographic Deficit Leads to Abortion Restrictions Being Tightened in Russia

2011 Census data reveals bleak demographic future for Canada

Survey: “College Freshmen Are More Liberal on Gay Marriage, Abortion”

The Mounting Tragedy of Missing Baby Girls

Alan E. Sears: Abortion Has Claimed the Lives of 17 Percent of Americans |

    ADF President Alan E. Sears at It’s the time of year when thoughts turn more concertedly to the ongoing tragedy – and travesty – of abortion. Activists count back to the January 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and produce new calculations on how many lives have been ended prematurely through the deliberate choice of their mothers—and with the often enthusiastic cooperation of medical professionals who have found their own ways of reconciling the destruction of life with their Hippocratic oath.

  • Posted: 01/25/2012
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54,559,615 Abortions Since Roe vs. Wade Decision in 1973

Alan Sears: What we’ve lost: nearly one-fifth of us, simply taken out of the equation

Serbia Has Highest Abortion Rate In Europe, Poses Economic Threat

South Africa’s falling birth rate ‘threatens future workforce’

Blacks, Young Adults Least Likely to OK Planned Parenthood

“When 100 grandparents have 42 grandchildren, how do you grow your economy in an ever shrinking market?”

It’s a girl: The three deadliest words in the world

Number Of Twins Soars As Older Moms Turn To Fertility Treatments

Millennials Divorce Marriage

Sex-selection abortion tilts population figures against females worldwide

42 percent of Indian children under 5 malnourished

“Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage”

Why is the US marriage rate falling sharply?

Sex-Selection Abortion in India: War Against the Unwanted

UK: The return to religion

Studies show Catholic trends in marriage mirror society’s

Shock: 40% of Pregnancies in New York City Still Aborted