Fertility Hits Historic Lows, Declining Among Minority Women

"Much to Planned Parenthood's delight"

Fertility is not only on the decline in Europe, but also in the United States, where it has hit a 40-year low, according to the latest stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Institute for Family Studies reports that the "2017 provisional estimate of fertility for the entire U.S. indicates about 3.85 million births in 2017 and a total fertility rate of about 1.76 births per woman."

Just ten years ago, births were as high as 4.31 million a year with an above replacement-level rate of 2.08 kids.

Much to Planned Parenthood's delight, the decline in fertility has been sharpest among minorities with deficits across the varying ethnic groups, with American Indians and Alaska Natives having lost a total of 83,000 births between 2008 and 2016, a 15% drop to only 1.23 births per woman. Black Americans are in second place, dropping 9.6% in expected births, meaning 700,000 black people would be here today had the birth rates remained steady. White Americans are no better and are missing 9.3% of potential births, roughly 3.2 million missing babies.

And those are just numbers missing in terms of birth decline. The stats are even more horrifying if one takes into account the millions of unborn babies killed in the past ten years. Those were babies that could have been born and were prevented from doing so.

"Some states have lost far more births than others, while lucky North Dakota has seen an increase in births," reports IFS. "In terms of change in age-adjusted fertility, the sharpest declines in births have been in Arizona, where fertility has fallen from 2.47 births per woman in 2007, to an estimated 1.81 in 2017. Provisional data from early 2018 suggests these declines are likely to continue."

Meanwhile, feminists continue to fret about how America will become a "Handmaid's Tale" under President Trump and that Planned Parenthood is the last and only defense against this from happening.


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