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Friday, December 7, 2012

NYT: articles of too many babies and too few babies in one week....which is it???

Well which is it New York Times??? NYT sports an article which is is re-tweeted and Facebook posted eagerly by the abortion industry as in ....Aha....see I told you so!! 
"The latest Health and Human Services Commission projections being circulated among Texas lawmakers indicate that during the 2014-15 biennium, poor women will deliver an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have, as a result of their reduced access to state-subsidized birth control."
Now let's remember how this happened? Texas voted to have family planning services be delivered by organizations not  tied to the abortion giant  Planned Parenthood. Who would that be?? County health departments that's who. Well the abortion friendly administration said.... guess what..... if our friend and favorite fund raiser Planned Parenthood is snubbed we will  pull all the medicaid $$ from you.
"The  U.S. Health and Human Services said on Friday that the federal government plans to withdraw funding for a Texas program the provides over 100,000 women with birth control who are unable to afford it. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the agency is pulling the funding out because Texas does not divvy up the money to Planned Parenthood clinics. Texas Governor Rick Perry called the decision an “egregious federal overreach” after it was announced. Perry said the decision by the Obama administration was “politically motivated” and that it was an insult that Sebelius had not informed the state of Texas before announcing the move to the press."
Just 6 short days earlier NYT ran a piece on their Opinion Page entitled "More Babies, Please" that says we need more babies....
"Today’s babies are tomorrow’s taxpayers and workers and entrepreneurs, and relatively youthful populations speed economic growth and keep spending commitments affordable. Thanks to our relative demographic dynamism, the America of 50 years hence may not only have more workers per retiree than countries like Japan and Germany, but also have more than emerging powers like China and Brazil.
If, that is, our dynamism persists. But that’s no longer a sure thing. American fertility plunged with the stock market in 2008, and it hasn't recovered. Last week, the Pew Research Center reported that U.S. birthrates hit the lowest rate ever recorded in 2011, with just 63 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. (The rate was 71 per 1,000 in 1990.) For the first time in recent memory, Americans are having fewer babies than the French or British."
US News and World Reports also laments our declining birth rate....
"The U.S. birth rate has hit a record low, led by a big drop in the portion of immigrant women having babies."So Planned Parenthood sees more babies as a problem and wants tax money to take care of this problem. But other thinkers lament declining birth rates as a problem.  Which is it? They are speaking in economic terms only. Wouldn't it be great to celebrate the humanity of new life??? Just saying.....

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