Junior Ganymede
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Illegitimacy Flourishes, Birth Fades

October 04th, 2012 by Man SL

40% of births last year were out of wedlock. Almost half of the next generation is starting out in an environment of dysfunction and diminished opportunity.

Meanwhile the total birth rate is at the lowest ever recorded.

In more important news, in some states a handful of gay guys and lesbian ladies can’t get legally married.

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October 04th, 2012 10:24:45

October 4, 2012

As bad as this is, it opens the possibility that Mormons, if we resist the tide, can win the demographic future by default.

Man SL
October 4, 2012

Utah tied for the biggest birth rate drop. Utah’s birth rate dropped by 4% in just one year.

October 4, 2012

Well, they did have further to drop. It’s not a matter of whether Mormons will drift along, but how much.

October 4, 2012

Joseph Smith is supposed to have prophesied that the time would come when none but the women of the Latter day saints would have children.

John Mansfield
October 5, 2012

Those items could be connected by a variation on Gresham’s Law (bad money drives out good). The more having children is a kind of underclass behaviour, the less it will be celebrated as a normal middle-class behaviour, unless it is approached in an expensive faux-aristocratic fashion. When Mrs. Mansfield was a pregnant 28-year-old living in LA, she felt a sort of condemnation toward her when she went about in public with her 2-year-old and 3-year-old children. After that we lived in Michigan where no one batted an eye when we added a fourth child to the family. Families of that size were very common in Michigan and supported by community norms.

October 5, 2012

I have long suggested that the socio-economic pressure _for_ illegal immigration is partly due to increase in abortions and the lowering of the birth rate. Illegals in a sense are filling that vacuum.

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