United States Fertility Rate Hits New Low

Population control advocates say ‘Hooray’, but is there reason to celebrate? A sobering new report finds the U.S. fertility rate has hit a 40-year low. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that there were about 3.85 million births in 2017, which translates into a total fertility rate (TFR – the number of children a . . . Read more

Tragic Irony in the Death of Toys “R” Us

Life is full of irony. I am thinking of Toys “R” Us’ recent announcement that it will be closing all its stores. That the toy chain has been forced to shutter due to financial pressure doesn’t come as a shock. In the age of Amazon, many brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business, unable to . . . Read more

How Does Abortion Affect the United States?

Since the first states legalized the procedure in 1967, there have been over 60 million abortions performed in the United States.  Eighteen percent of our nation’s entire population has disappeared into the latter‑day extermination camps we know as abortion clinics. How has the loss of so much of our population affected the social and economic . . . Read more

What is the Abortion Situation in Europe?

Many American pro-lifers wonder what the long-term impacts of abortion will be on the United States.  We have been making significant progress against the Culture of Death over the past decade, but if our progress is reversed and abortion strengthens its hold on our society, what will happen to our country?  With Obamacare’s funding of . . . Read more

What is the Abortion Situation in Africa?

The most effective way to compel the people of a country to serve another nation is to colonize their minds instead of their land and force them to adopt their conqueror’s values.  This produces nations led by compliant and easily corruptible people who will allow the usurpers to pillage their country’s natural resources with impunity. . . . Read more

What is the Abortion Situation in South America?

South America has a strong Catholic heritage, and is relatively friendly towards preborn children.  Four small countries, representing only five percent of the population of the continent, have abortion on demand laws or many exceptions that mean the same thing in practice.  These are Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana and Uruguay.  Chile, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela . . . Read more

No Spaniards, No Spain

Guest commentary by María José Mansilla-Arcos, director of Association Spei Mater, HLI’s affiliate in Spain   The Institute for Family Policy in Spain recently published a report titled Demography and Birthrate in Spain. Even though demography is not often publicly discussed in Spain, the report has been picked up by the mass media due to . . . Read more

A Paradigm Shift in International Development

People are not the problem. Someone from the international aid and development industry has some explaining to do. In an analysis of financial data from the decade ending in 2010, The Economist lists the world’s most populous nation, and six African nations whose total fertility rate is among the highest in the world, as being among the ten . . . Read more

Singapore: Slowing Population Growth May Hurt a Great City

By almost any measure, Singapore is an impressive city. Actually, it is a city-state, and it is consistently rated as the most law-abiding nation in the world. Singapore has one of the best health care systems, resulting in the lowest infant mortality rate and longest life expectancy in the world. Illegal drug use and violence . . . Read more

Demography and Life: Quo Vadis, Europa?

I. Demographic Basics — As long as we do not understand the causes of our birth deficit and identify them candidly, there will be no change for the better Europe is dying. There is no avoiding this simple fact: the entire continent is racing full speed ahead towards self-extinction. Assuming that the current statistics persists (a fertility rate of 1.3), Europe will be entirely uninhabited at some point in the next two . . . Read more