War on Women: Births Way Down Due to Moribund Obama Economy, Hispanics Hardest Hit

Posted by on Oct 03, 2012 at 8:02 am

Hey, who needs abortion on demand when you can just control the population through a miserable economy?

U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.

But there may be a silver lining: The decline in 2011 was just 1 percent – not as sharp a fall-off as the 2 to 3 percent drop seen in other recent years.

“It may be that the effect of the recession is slowly coming to an end,” said Carl Haub, a senior demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization.

Most striking in the new report were steep declines in Hispanic birth rates and a new low in teen births. Hispanics have been disproportionately affected by the flagging economy, experts say, and teen birth rates have been falling for 20 years.

Considering how teens are giving the whole menu of birth control options, usually behind the backs of their parents, one would hope the teen pregnancy rate has fallen. As to the plummeting Hispanic rate of birth, if the roles were reversed we’d be hearing about ethnic cleansing by now.

One Response to “War on Women: Births Way Down Due to Moribund Obama Economy, Hispanics Hardest Hit”

  1. Chipperoo on 3/03/12 at 11:36 am

    The birthrate among Latinos is probably dropping as a general trend anyway.

    However, the economy has accentuated that trend.

    Everyone’s putting off having babies if they can, just like they’re putting off marrying and buying first homes. The same thing happened during the Great Depression, to which the current period is most comparable.

    If Romney is elected, and the economy begins to make up lost ground, there will probably be a mini-baby-boom, sort of a baby boost that will follow in two years or so.