Obama care means fewer babies.

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Obama care means fewer babies.

Post by Lance Kennedy » Thu May 31, 2018 5:18 am

Reference, New Scientist, 26 May 2018, page 7

Fertility has fallen in the USA. Today, over a normal lifetime, 1000 women will produce 1764 births, less than any time in history. Not only that, but a big part is the fall in teenage pregnancies. Compared to 1991, it has fallen per capita by 70%. 7% just between 2016 and 2017.

This fall has been ascribed to the greater access to birth control from Obama care.

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Post by Aztexan » Thu May 31, 2018 4:37 pm

You're not taking my guns, Lance!
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Population control in the form of people having the option to not reproduce is a good thing.
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Post by Hex » Thu May 31, 2018 4:42 pm

Lance Kennedy wrote:This fall has been ascribed to the greater access to birth control from Obama care.
Not a fan of simplistic thinking.

Sure Obamacare probably had some part to play, with my totally unverifiable, educated guess, I'd also imagine that health education, low wages, skyrocketing debt and the fact that industrial countries are more urban than rural probably had more to do with it than just more access to birth control.
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And don't forget to blame the Democrats as far back as Roosevelt.
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Post by Lance Kennedy » Thu May 31, 2018 8:12 pm

If you like TED talks, try the population lecture by Dr. Hans Rosling. He shows, with massive data back up, that the single biggest factor globally reducing population growth is wealth. All wealthy western nations have low levels of population growth, while all impoverished nations have too many babies. But access to contraception is one of those things people lose out on when poor.

Inside wealthy nations like the USA, it is the poor that have the most babies.

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Post by Aztexan » Thu May 31, 2018 8:15 pm

Why pass out contraception when you can pass out bibles instead? You know, something that can actually make a difference.
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Post by Gord » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:45 am

Wait wait wait wait wait, why are people talking about "blame"? :befuddled: Surely this is a GOOD thing!
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Post by TJrandom » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:17 am

And even Fundies should applaud, there being fewer abortions when contraceptives are used.

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TJrandom wrote:And even Fundies should applaud, there being fewer abortions when contraceptives are used.
Contraceptives lead to promiscuity. Promiscuity leads to dirty old men not getting enough young meat to chew on.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:15 pm

Yeah, the change to real education from preached "abstinence" surely was of the devil. And they're working hard to reverse that.

Too late. No one is gonna pry those antisocial smartphones out of the hands of babes.
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Say what? Abstinence as a form of contraception? I don`t think that would work... probably just lead to `virgin` births...

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...and things like this... (NSFW)
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TJrandom wrote:Say what? Abstinence as a form of contraception? I don`t think that would work... probably just lead to `virgin` births...
Leading to the first penis in her vagina being that of her son. Image
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