Friday, January 18, 2008

Mainstream Media Misses the Connection Between Increase in Fertility Rates and Drop in Abortions

Our old friend Fidei Defensor has done some outstanding analysis over at Custos Fidei regarding the results of two different studies that have made headlines recently: one showing an increase in fertility in the U.S., the other showing a significant decrease in the number and rate of abortions in the U.S.

Of course, FD caught what the mainstream media has missed (or, more likely, chosen to ignore):
... So which is it? Are abortions going down because of more contraception use, or is the birthrate going up because of less contraception use? Didn't Stein think about this as he wrote these articles? The truth seems to be that no matter what happens to the abortion and fertility rates in America, the "culture of death" establishment gets all the credit in the media! I guess if the mountain won't come to Mohamed, Mohamed will go to the mountain.

Lip service is paid to to the role of religion, but the pro-life movement and the Catholic Church are not even mentioned here. I guess you can hardly expect the paper to interview a woman who changed her mind and did not go through with an abortion because of the efforts of pro-lifers. This happened in a recent movie and the powers-that-be on the editorial pages were angry enough.

I probably don't even need to tell you what the real story is here with the rise in fertility and the decline in abortions. First of all there is immigration, and the family centered culture many of the immigrants come from. Second, is the so-called "Roe Effect." As nearly everyone born after 1973 is the result of their parent's rejection of having an abortion, the percentage of children born to families that lean religious/conservative/pro-life is going to make up a greater chunk of each succeeding generation...

Definitely read the whole thing.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Number of Abortions Lowest in Decades

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At 1/18/2008 2:29 PM, Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Thanks Jay! You hit the nail on the head when you said, "chosen to ignore." How the same reporter for the same paper can give totally opposite explanations for these trends and at the same time give enviormentalists and Planned Parenthood a forum to express their views when this news is more-or-less a rejection of their views on humanity, is just sad.


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