by Anne Ponton
A Texas mother remembers how doctors struggled to save her premature twin daughters.
With the media full of the horror of Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion mill, we might forget how hard parents fight to make sure that their children survive. This is one mother’s story.
by Michael Cook
Research confirms all the cliches about “little emperors”, the children of parents who were forced to stop at one.
“Kids these days are spoiled rotten,” grumbles the director of a Beijing kindergarten. “They have no social skills. They expect instant gratification. They’re attended to hand and foot by adults so protective that if the child as much as stumbles, the whole family will curse the ground.” Read more…
by Clare Horsfall
The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported that “less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.” Well, I must know so many of that two per cent.
I know families of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and a few with an even dozen. Whenever there is a movie about big families you always see children hanging from fans, piles of horrible food and a mum on the edge of a breakdown. Perhaps that’s why the general public feel they can be so rude to those with a brood. I come from a family of six and my Mum was often asked by strangers: “Why didn’t you buy a television?”, “How do you remember their names?” , or just told “You poor thing!” Read more…
by Barbara Ray
One in two mothers in America is now having a baby then marrying later, if at all.
A profound shift is happening in America. Somewhere around 2000, the country quietly reached a tipping point: women, in a trend driven largely by “middle-American” women, collectively began putting the baby carriage before marriage.
In fact, for women on the whole, the age of first birth is now 25.7 while the age at first marriage is 26.5.
Let that sink in a moment. Read more…
by Jennifer Roback Morse
At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.
I was talking with a Catholic college student who is enrolled in a graduate level demography class on fertility at a major state university. She said that when her classmates make snarky remarks about “those Catholics” and their large families, the whole class nods knowingly in agreement. Read more…
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By: Eric Metaxas
The battle over human dignity is waged not just at the local abortion clinic or crisis pregnancy center, nor merely in the halls of Congress or the Supreme Court. It is also carried out in our choice of words.
The war on the sanctity of human life relies on bullets of deception and warheads of untruth—in short, on what George Orwell called “political language,” which he said “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Read more…
by Mary Cooney
Putting a price on the head of your potential child is applying the wrong set of values altogether.
My husband and I are millionaires. Or at least we ought to be. According to a recent New York Times article The Cost, in Dollars, of Raising a Child “would run close to $2 million by the time it was all over.” So, with five children in the nest, we must either be extravagantly wealthy or utterly broke. That’s according to the Times. Read more…
A new government report reveals that U.S. births fell in 2011 for the fourth straight year, although the decline was just one percent, less than the two to three percent drop seen in recent years. Read more…