Another Record Low for U.S. Fertility Rate in 2020

A recent Epoch Times story, commenting on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notes that the number of births in the United States in 2020 was the lowest since 1979. (A LifeNews article addresses the same CDC information.)

An even starker concern is illuminated by the statistics on both the general and total fertility rates.

“The general fertility rate was down by 4 percent from 2019—another record low for the United States, at 55.8 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in 2020.”

“Meanwhile, the total fertility rate (TFR) was also down by 4 percent from 2019, at yet another record low, at 1,637.5 births per 1,000 women in 2020.” (The total fertility rate “estimates how many births a hypothetical group of 1,000 women would have over their lifetimes, based on the age-specific birth rate in a given year.”)

Significantly, as the Epoch Times points out, this total fertility rate “is below the level at which a given generation can exactly replace itself (2,100 births per 1,000 women).” And it “has generally been below replacement since 1971, according to the CDC.”

The implication is that our society is slowly dying, literally. Unfortunately, the CDC report doesn’t mention abortion (as noted in the LifeNews article), but certainly abortion is one factor reducing the number of children in the country, hence the possibility that our society isn’t just dying but is killing itself.

To protect society we must end abortion.

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