(Prolifer)ations 8-13-09

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby intern Anne Marie D.

Spotlighting important information gleaned from other pro-life blogs...

  • Culture Campaign cites a Washington Post article noting that economic prosperity no longer translates to a low fertility rate in some highly developed countries. According to the article...

    ... new research has produced the first glimmer of hope that economic prosperity may not be linked to an inexorable decline in fertility. The new analysis has found that in many countries, once a nation achieves an especially high level of development, women appear to start having more babies again.

    Furthermore, the article acknowledges the oft-denied fact that many countries are in need of higher fertility rates. While overpopulationists would have us believe that the world is already overcrowded, the article plainly states that the fertility rates in many highly developed countries will not sustain necessary population growth. Perhaps secular culture is beginning to see the light.
  • Sometimes in the day-to-day grind, it's easy to view only the pro-life defeats, the sad news, or the downright tragedies. In a whimsical reminder of the joys of parenthood, ProWomanProLife draws attention to a response to author Corinne Maier's No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children, entitled 40 Reasons to Have Children. Some of the best:

    • Their successes give you reason to feel proud, if not because you helped, then because they are related.

    • Nothing smells better than freshly washed kids.

    • Someone in the house knows how to work your iPod/phone/camera/DVD player.

  • Wesley J. Smith reports that (surprise, surprise!) a Gallup Poll panel revealed only 20% of seniors believe Obama's healthcare plan will benefit their health status. Smith quotes from the Politico:

    A July 31 Gallup poll found that just 20% of Americans aged 65 and older believe health care reform would improve their own situation, noticeably lower than the 27% of 18- to 49-year olds and 26% of 50 to 64-year olds who say the same.

    Clearly, the over 65 population isn't going to let this one go without a fight, as the article states they are packing town hall sessions with their representatives.

  • Comments:

    What a self-centered twit. I can't believe the woman has 2 children herself.

    Posted by: xalisae at August 13, 2009 6:29 PM

    Lifestyle not Healthcare is the difference

    The people in Europe and other parts of the world are healthier than we Americans. It has nothing to do with their Healthcare systems. That's one reason government run health won't work as well here. You don't have people in those countries being stabbed and shot, snorting meth, smoking crack and over-indulging on fast-food. Or open borders...

    Posted by: George at August 13, 2009 11:29 PM

    Posted by: George at August 13, 2009 11:29 PM

    Actually, having lived in such countries, I can accurately state, from firsthand experience, that everything you just said is an outright lie.

    Posted by: Abel at August 15, 2009 3:27 PM

    I wasn't talking about third world countries.
    When people are talking about healthcare they are
    comparing us to Sweden,Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Canada the Netherlands etc.
    It's interesting to note that in the late '50's
    before Castro took over Cuba, that nation was
    13th best in infant mortality rates. It is now
    44th. But of course, Cuba is a third world country.
    Sure, US residents are healthier than Haitians
    Somalians and Bulgarians(at least I hope we are)
    but I would like something more substantial to contend with you over, not just your "firsthand experience" whatever that may or may not be worth.

    Posted by: George at August 15, 2009 8:14 PM

    George, those other countries also don't usually have massive amounts of people who happen to be themselves from 3rd world countries skewing the data. We do. And, as long as they are here legally, I'm proud of that. I'm also glad legal immigrants have the freedom to get the type of quality care they do here in the states.

    Posted by: xalisae at August 16, 2009 5:18 AM

    Look, I'm not xenophobic. Just yesterday I was talking to a refugee feom Vietnam who I happen to be friends with.
    But this person didn't just walk across the border.
    I feel for these people who come here looking for work. From a human-being perpective I have nothing against them at all.
    But people just walking across the border...(criminals included)?
    Not even the Vatican state has an open-border policy.

    Posted by: George at August 16, 2009 12:36 PM