Friday, April 17, 2015

Univ. Recruits Teens for Experimental Abortions

Much research is being done on oxytocin, the hormone that increases during pregnancy and causes a strong impulse for a mother to care for her baby.  Now the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington are conducting studies on mothers as young as fourteen who abort their babies to observe various effects of oxytocin, or lack thereof (possibly death of the teen girl).

Also read Babies Can Hear the Abortionist Coming, Study Shows

And read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins?

-- From "Oxytocin may influence maternal social behavior, study finds" posted at Medical News Today 4/16/15

Oxytocin is often referred to as the "love hormone," hailed for its role in sexual attraction and maternal bonding. But according to new research, the hormone may also influence maternal social behavior.

The study, recently published in the journal Nature, reveals how oxytocin increases the processing of social information in the left auditory cortex of the brain, prompting female mice to respond to distress calls from their pups.

Next, the team plans to gain a better understanding of the way oxytocin is released in the brain under natural conditions after childbirth.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Hormone oxytocin jump-starts maternal behavior" by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times 4/15/15

[Oxytocin] surges each time a mother's milk becomes available to nourish and comfort her baby. It spikes when she gazes at her infant, or hears its cry from another room.

“We found that oxytocin turns up the volume of social information processed in the brain," said Robert Froemke, the study's senior author and an assistant professor at New York University's Langone School of Medicine and its Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine.

That makes oxytocin both more powerful and less powerful than many have believed, said Froemke. The hormone should be understood not as a fast-acting love potion, but rather as a well-timed neural nudge toward more social behavior.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "University Recruits Teens to Abort Their Babies in Name of 'Scientific Research'" by Kristan Hawkins, LifeNews.com 4/15/15

Researchers in Hawaii are recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second trimester abortions, where the preborn baby is 18-24 weeks gestation, in order to test whether or not oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion.

The clinical study in Hawaii is seeking 166 participants and supposedly started in October of last year and is expected to finish in July of this year. . . .

This study at the University of Hawaii is seeking to abort babies 18-24 weeks gestation, putting mothers at a high risk of complications and even death.

The study is currently under way at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, led by Bliss Kaneshiro and Kate Whitehouse. The center does not mention they do abortions on their website nor does it mention they are housing this study and aborting possibly viable babies.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Late-Term Abortion Bleeding Experiment" by Mark Stricherz, Aleteia 4/9/15

Aborting a pregnancy in the second trimester carries risks, physicians say. Irregular bleeding is common for two weeks after the procedure and nine American women who have abortions after 20 weeks gestation die every year, according to figures from medical and abortion-provider groups.

In the randomized trial, researchers experiment by either providing or denying intravenous oxytocin to abortion patients. Oxytocin is commonly used to minimize blood loss and decrease the risk of hemorrhage. However, some doctors are concerned that denying oxytocin during surgery may put patients, especially teen girls, at risk.

Researchers will follow patients until they leave the clinic and gauge their "satisfaction, pain score, and postoperative bleeding," according to the study.

Culturally progressive news sites have not reported on the trial. But Planned Parenthood cites two studies to show that women who abort their pregnancy in the second term are still less likely to die than women who give birth.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Abortionist Kills Chicago Mother in Second Trimester

Woman Dies from Abortion in Maryland, Media Silent

Near-death Abortion Settled for $1.9 Million

Planned Parenthood Pays $2M to Hide Wrongful Death

New Mexico Ignores Deadly Botched Abortions

More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Income Inequality = Demise of Married With Children

The politically incorrect data continues to pour in, and of course it's continually ignored by mainstream media, feminists, homosexualists and other sexual revolutionaries:  Marriage and procreation is critical to societal stability and success, including personal economic achievement for both men and women.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Demise of Family Counters Upward Mobility: Harvard Study

Married Birthing Nearly Extinct Among Non-college Grads

ObamaNation: Perpetual Poor Barred from Marriage

Violence & Poverty due to Absence of Intact Family

Liberalism Causes Poverty in America: Study

Also read Government Funding Strangled by Government Constraints on Birth Rate

-- From "Don’t be a bachelor: Why married men work harder, smarter and make more money" by W. Bradford Wilcox, Washington Post 4/2/15

. . . Marriage has a transformative effect on adult behavior, emotional health, and financial well-being—particularly for men.  (Parenthood is more transformative for women.)

Our research, featured in a recent report, “For Richer, For Poorer: How Family Structures Economic Success in America,” indicates that men who are married work about 400 hours more per year  than their single peers with equivalent backgrounds. They also work more strategically: one Harvard study found that married men were much less likely than their single peers to quit their current job unless they had lined up another job.

Men who get married work harder and more strategically, and earn more money than their single peers from similar backgrounds. Marriage also transforms men’s social worlds . . .

1.  After marrying, men assume a new identity. . . .

2.  Married men are motivated to maximize their income. . . .

3.  Married men benefit from the advice and encouragement of their wives. . . .

4.  Employers like married men with children. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Income Inequality: Married Couples With Kids Make Average of $107,054" by Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews.com 4/15/15

Married couples with children under 18 years of age, according to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (Table HINC-04), made an average household income of $107,054 in 2013 and a median household income of $85,087.

. . . married couples with no children under 18 had an average household income of $91,870 in 2013 and a median household income of $70,995. That was about 86 percent of the average household income and 83 percent of median household income earned by their married counterparts who did have children under 18.

Unmarried couples with children under 18 had an average household income of $65,337 and a median of $50,031. That was only about 61 percent of the average income and 59 percent of median household income of their married counterparts.

Unmarried couples with no children did only a little bit better, with average household incomes of $76,609 and median household incomes of $62,126. That was only about 72 percent of the average household income and 73 percent of the median household income of married couples with kids.

Nonfamily male householders with no minor children had an average household income of $53,217 and a median of $36,600. That was only about 50 percent of the average household income and 43 percent of the median household income of married couples with kids.

Nonfamily female households with no minor children had an average household income of $39,781 and a median of $26,355. That was only 37 percent of the average household income and 31 percent of the median household income of married couples with children.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "The Marriage Benefit--Married Men Make More Money than Singles (They Also Work Way More Hours)" by Donald Liebenson, Spectrem's Millionaire Corner 4/8/15

A new study conducted by W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and Robert Lerman, an economics professor at American University, finds that married men work harder and earn more money than their single counterparts who may be just as qualified.

Is there a correlation between marital status and wealth level? Yes, the Wilcox and Lerman study finds. Married men ages 28-30 make $15,900 more their single counterparts, while married men between 44 and 46 years old make $18,800 more than single men of the same ages.

The Wilcox and Lerman report further posits that “declines in the propensity to marry, along with normative shifts in the acceptability of nonmarital births and fatherlessness, have led to major declines in stable two-parent families, which in turn have exacerbated problems of poverty, increased inequality, and weakened opportunities for economic mobility… We find that men and women who hail from an intact family (where both parents are present) are more likely to flourish in the contemporary workplace and to enjoy an ‘intact-family premium.’”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Strong Nuclear Family Is Crucial To Nation’s Financial Stability" by Richard Larsen, Western Journalism 4/13/15

Drawing from Department of Labor data, [Robert I. Lerman and William Bradford Wilcox] showed how American families experienced an average 80% increase in their real income from 1950-1979. Family income inequality was relatively low, and more than 89% of prime working age men were employed. All of those trends have reversed, and are accelerating to the downside, with the composition and structure of the family playing the most crucial role in this reversal.

In 1980, married parents headed 78% of households with children. By 2012, that had dropped nearly 20%. . . .

Even adjusting for race, education, and other factors, if the share of married parents remained at 78% through 2012, “the rise in the overall median income of parents would have been about 22%, substantially more than the actual growth of 14%.” And if the post-1979 immigrants, coming mostly from low-income countries, are adjusted for, the “growth in median family income would have been 44% higher than 1980 levels.” They therefore conclude that the decline in the share of “married-parent families with children largely explains the stagnancy in median family incomes since the late 1970s.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Op-ed: Decline of marriage is a primary reason for inequality" by W. Bradford Wilcox, Deseret News 4/5/15

. . . Men who aren’t married to the mother of their children are much less likely to invest financially, practically and emotionally in those children’s lives. That’s because families formed outside of marriage (or split by divorce) typically end with the kids living with mom, while dad’s day-to-day involvement declines.

What’s more: because the decline of marriage is concentrated in working-class and poor communities, these disconnected dads are most likely to be found in the very communities that can least afford to support lots of single-mother headed households. By contrast, the vast majority of college-educated parents manage to get and stay married. The decline of marriage thus ends up being a major contributor to economic inequality, gender inequality and social inequality. . . .

The retreat from marriage also fuels two kinds of gender inequality that rarely get airtime in the mainstream media. First, working-class and poor mothers end up carrying a much bigger share of the load associated with raising children than do (absent) fathers: The parent who lives with the children, in most cases the mother, is predictably going to do most of the day-to-day household and child care chores.

Second, boys from working-class and poor communities struggle more than their female peers to navigate life without the steady involvement of their fathers. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Marriage Rates Low Among Millennial Generation

Defeating Marriage & Destroying Family: Survey

President Obama Replaces Fathers with Government Mentors

'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct Among Blacks

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Abortionists Stymied by New Oklahoma & Kansas Laws

Whereas abortion advocates routinely challenge virtually every new state law limiting abortion, they appear starkly hesitant to sue to block first-of-a-kind second trimester pro-life laws enacted this month in Kansas and Oklahoma.  Apparently abortionists are reticent to defend, publicly in court, the gruesome D&E procedure wherein the unborn baby dies as he/she is literally torn limb-from-limb.

For background, read Illegal to Rip Babies Limb From Limb in Kansas, New Law

-- From "Oklahoma Governor Signs Measure Banning Abortion Procedure" by The Associated Press 4/13/15

Oklahoma has become the second state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed the legislation Monday after it was overwhelmingly approved by the House and Senate.

The abortion measure prohibits doctors from using forceps, clamps, scissors or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces. Such instruments are used in dilation and evacuation [D&E] procedures performed in the second trimester.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Doctors condemn Oklahoma banning ‘safest’ abortion practice" by Payton Guion in New York, UK Independent 4/14/15

“With this law, Oklahoma has joined Kansas in an alarming trend toward substituting politicians’ agendas for the judgment and expertise of doctors, and then threatening those doctors with criminal charges if they disagree,” Nancy Northup, CEO of the Centre for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement.

Twenty two doctors sent a letter to Steve Brunk, the chairman of the House Federal and State Affairs committee warning the state government about the implications of the law.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack" by Erik Eckholm and Frances Robles, New York Times 4/7/15

In the procedure, the cervix is dilated with medication and the fetus is removed with forceps, often in parts. With a new legal approach intended to highlight what for many are uncomfortable aspects of abortions, groups like National Right to Life hope to expand their efforts.

“The Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act is the first of what we hope will be many state laws banning dismemberment abortions,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “This law has the power to transform the landscape of abortion policy in the United States.”

“The law raises very grave constitutional concerns,” said Janet Crepps, a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York.

It might also be possible, some experts said, for doctors to comply with the law by killing the fetus with an injection of the heart drug digoxin before starting a dilation and evacuation procedure. This is commonly done in very late abortions, after perhaps 18 weeks, but not earlier because, experts say, it seems unnecessary and adds uncertainties to the procedure.

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From "Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 4/14/15


[Gov.] Fallin issued a statement Monday afternoon: “HB 1721 is an important pro-life measure that outlaws gruesome mid-term abortions. I am proud to sign a law that will strengthen protections for unborn children in Oklahoma.”

Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, sponsored the bill and thanked Governor Fallin.

Brecheen said: “I am more than pleased with the passage and signature on the bill. In the last 15 years, over 1,500 unborn children in Oklahoma were aborted through the dismemberment procedure.”

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From "Oklahoma becomes second state to ban dismemberment abortions" Ben Johnson, LifeSiteNews.com 4/14/15

The bill, which takes effect on November 1, passed the state legislature by lopsided majorities, clearing the state House of Representatives 84-2 in February, and the state Senate last week by a 37-4 margin.

D&E abortion accounts for approximately 96 percent of all second trimester abortions, according to the National Abortion Federation – an estimated 100,000 abortions a year.

“So, yes, a dismemberment ban would stop many babies from being aborted,” pro-life newshound Jill Stanek wrote. But she adds that the educational value may be more important yet, since it was during the time that bills banning partial birth abortion were “introduced throughout the states and federally during the 1990s that public opinion began to change on abortion.”

Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, graphically described D&E abortions on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2012, from removing each part of the body at the joint to finally decapitating the child and extracting the skull and body fragments. “Many times a little face may come out and stare back at you,” he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read
Abortion Rates Plunge: Liberals Fume, Call for More Access

But, according to a new Gallup poll, Americans Want Abortion Laws Changed

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Obama's Defense Dept. Says Bible is Sexist

President Obama's Department of Defense has yanked its approved "sexism course" after conservative media exposed it as anti-Christian military training.  The course prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) referred to the nation's founding documents — the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence — as "historical influences that allow sexism to continue."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Air Force & Navy Take Orders from Atheists vs. Christians

Pentagon Says Following Jesus' Command is a Court Martial Offense

President Obama's Army Says Christians are Worst Terrorists

President Obama Compares Christians to Islamic Terrorists

President Obama Praises Islam for Making America What It Is

President Obama's Veterans Administration Strips Jesus & Bible from Chaplains

President Obama Provokes Second 'In God We Trust' Movement

-- From "Defense Department: The Bible, Constitution And Declaration Of Independence All Perpetuate Sexism" by Ashley Rae Goldenberg, Daily Caller 4/13/15

“The content of the lesson is provided to generate academic discussion concerning how these historical documents have been included in discussions about the topic of sexism,” Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Defense Department spokesman, told The Daily Caller.

But following TheDC’s request for comment, the sexism course — as well as two other courses listed on DEOMI’s website, entitled “Prejudice & Discrimination” and “Racism” — were taken offline.

“This course is currently offline and under revision,” a notice says under all three courses.

The “Prejudice & Discrimination” course was recently required for some Navy personnel who work in hospitals and clinics.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "OUTRAGE: Look What Leftists Now Teach Our Armed Forces About ‘Sexist’ Founding Documents" by Norvell Rose, Western Journalism 4/14/15

Apparently, once the nature of the sexism course was brought to light, the Defense Department decided it would be a good idea to remove the controversial materials from public view, at least temporarily.

On its website, the [DEOMI] institute responsible for developing and teaching courses such as the one on sexism, racism and prejudice describes its mission: “To enhance mission readiness from development through delivery of world-class human relations education, training, and innovate solutions for our customers.”

Among the organization’s “2015 Special Observance Themes” that it promotes — in addition to “Black History Month,” “Women’s History Month,” Holocaust Remembrance Day,” and the like — is “LGBT Pride Month,” celebrated throughout June by presidential proclamation.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "DOD course calls Constitution, Bible sexist" by Cheryl K. Chumley, World Net Daily 4/14/15

The Declaration of Independence doesn’t refer to “men and women,” but rather only “men,” the Bible has references that “can be misinterpreted as having sexist influence when brought out of context and not fully understood,” and the Constitution’s reference to “we the people” only included whites, the document stated.

“Slaves and women were not included until later in history,” the course said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read about President Obama's new military:

Navy Chaplain Booted — Submarined by Homosexual Spy

President Obama's Cross-dressing Military Fantasy is Reality

President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

President Obama Tells Generals: Back My Gay Military, or Resign

Monday, April 13, 2015

Students Demand Catholic School Hire Gay Teacher

Mainstream media have glommed on to students' fervor at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa who are protesting the Diocese of Des Moines decision to not hire Tyler McCubbin as a full-time teacher because he is publicly engaged to "marry" another man, even though McCubbin had worked at the school as a substitute teacher and coach in the past.  Iowa is a state that recognizes homosexuals as a protected class by law, but churches and religious institutions are exempt.
"Our contracts contain specific language that outline the expected code of conduct in accord with long accepted Church teaching.  The Catholic faith is central to our mission, and in order to deliver on that mission, it is our expectation that staff and teachers support our moral beliefs."
-- Luvern Gubbels, Des Moines Catholic Schools superintendent

"I worry about losing quality [gay job candidates]. I want Dowling to stay a strong school."
-- Protestor Andrea Cook, 1993 Dowling alumna and parent of a soon-to-be Dowling student
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Nun Blasted by North Carolina Parents for Teaching Catholicism

California Parents Say: Drop Morals for Catholic School Teachers

California Officials Demand Immoral Teachers be Allowed in Catholic Schools

Gays, Teachers Unions March Against Cincinnati Catholic School Morals

New Jersey Catholic Religion Teacher Suspended for being Too Biblical



-- From "Dowling Students Protest School's Refusal to Hire Gay Teacher" by Rob Dillard, Iowa Public Radio 4/8/15

Dowling [16-year-old] sophomore Grace Mumm helped organize the rally. She says the action will not lead to employment for Tyler McCubbin at Dowling. But she still thinks it delivers a message.

“Let the community know the decisions of our school leaders and our diocesan leaders do not directly reflect what the students believe," she says. "And, as you can see by the turnout, that’s kind of coming true.”

Dowling junior Delaney Dunne identified herself as bisexual as she addressed the crowd.

“I just don’t want students to feel like they aren’t welcomed at this school because there are closeted people everywhere who don’t feel accepted in the real world," she says. "And I just think at school you should feel safe and accepted.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Dowling Catholic students protest decision not to hire gay teacher" by Katherine Klingseis, The Des Moines Register 4/8/15

Students were allowed to leave class and participate in the event without facing punishment, said Tara Nelson, marketing manager for Dowling.

Des Moines Catholic Schools administrators said in a letter to parents Tuesday that a candidate wasn't offered a full-time position recently because the applicant's personal life "was at odds with Church teaching."

Des Moines diocese Bishop Richard Pates released a statement the same day explaining the Catholic Church "calls for us to accept those with same-sex tendencies," but also teaches that "marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman."

Many attendees at the walkout voiced their support for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender at Dowling and beyond. Some of the speakers identified as LGBT themselves.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Dowling High decision not to hire gay teacher protected by law" by Kathy A. Bolten, The Des Moines Register 4/8/15

"Just in terms of employment discrimination laws, religious institutions can in fact discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation," said Paul Gowder, associate law professor at the University of Iowa. "Whether that's a good idea or not is another question entirely." [He] predicted there will be "a serious ethical and legal debate as we move in time" over the rights of a religious institution to discriminate against someone because of his or her sexual orientation.

"I'm concerned about the notion that the message that we are sending allows a religious school to discriminate against gays and lesbians," he said.

"Are we going see more of this? I think we are, undoubtedly," said Mark Kende, director of Drake University's Constitutional Law Center. [He] agreed that the issue will continue to simmer, particularly as more states allow same-sex marriage.

And, he said, there eventually could be movement by the courts.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Dowling students want to form gay-straight alliance" by Mackenzie Ryan, The Des Moines Register 4/9/15

Students at Dowling Catholic High School are asking administrators to show their support for youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender by forming a gay-straight alliance at the school.

The show of solidarity has helped several Dowling students feel comfortable enough to come out to their peers, and students plan on wearing rainbow-colored clothes Friday to continue the effort.

"We have had ongoing discussions related to this issue for the last several years," the [school's] statement said. "Please know our conversations on how best to support all students is ongoing."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Students protest after Catholic high school won’t hire a gay teacher ‘engaged’ to another man" by Ben Johnson, LifeSiteNews.com 4/9/15

At the Wednesday rally, many students asked the school to become more gay-friendly by forming an LGBT Alliance group. Father Zach Kautzky told local media he is in an “ongoing talk” about the group's formation, but if it takes place, homosexual and bisexual students must “be encouraged to live in chastity, the life they are called to.”

But the record is not at all clear that Dowling Catholic High School is particularly anti-gay. Sources told LifeSiteNews that the school allowed the Eychaner Foundation, a tax-exempt organization dedicated to mainstreaming the acceptance of homosexual behavior, to present one of its 2014 Matthew Shepard Scholarships to a Dowling Catholic High School student, Danni WebbMausbach, at a school awards ceremony. WebbMausbach said she hopes to become a full-time employee of the homosexual lobby, and “eventually, when I am a lawyer, I want to help other people in the LGBTQ community with civil cases.”

McCubbin told local media that after school officials asked if he was in an open homosexual relationship and about to be “married,” he replied, “'Yes it’s true. I’ve been engaged for almost a year now.' And they said, 'Because of that, we can’t offer you the contract.'”

He called the school's reaction “shocking.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.



Also read Most Americans Say Gay Men Untrustworthy with Boys

Click headlines below to read previous articles concerning homosexual teachers:

Homosexual Teachers Arrested for Sex with Students

Homosexual Teacher in Brooklyn Paid Boy for Oral Sex

Homosexual Teacher Jailed in Penn. for Paying Boys to Sext Him

Homosexual Teacher Rapes 1st Grader in New Orleans

Homosexual Teacher Arrested on Child Porn in Illinois

Homosexual Teacher Says Child Porn OK to View

And read about myriad male teachers suddenly showing up to schools dressed as women.





Sunday, April 12, 2015

Feminism Destroying America: Census Childlessness

According to the new U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, women who succeed in managerial and professional occupations (most notably in the Northeast) are leading the rapidly accelerating trend of childlessness, which includes nearly half of all women aged 15 to 44. Childless women at age 40 will likely never have children, while twice as many women today aged 40 to 44 have only one child compared to in 1976.

Grim reality: Ever-dropping birth rate means economic devastation for Baby Boomers and thereafter

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Teenage Pregnancy & Birth Rates Drop to Historic Lows

American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets

Childless Women: White and More Educated

Women Shun Kids More Effectively, Liberals Cheer

Also read Where Liberalism Flourishes, Population Diminishes



-- From "More Women Aren’t Having Children, Survey Finds" by Victor Luckerson, Time Magazine 4/7/15

More women in the U.S. are childless than at any other time since the government began keeping track, a new survey found.

Among women between 25 and 29, 49.6% were childless in 2014, also an all-time high. In the group between 30 and 34, 28.9% were childless, up from 28.2% in 2012 but below an all-time high of 29.7% in 2010.

As of 2013, the general fertility rate in the U.S., as measured by the number of babies women between 15 and 44 have over their lifetimes, had fallen for six straight years and sat at 1.86, according to the New York Times. Maintaining a stable U.S. population would require a fertility rate of 2.1.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Census Report: More women opting out of motherhood" by Erin Lowrey, Digital Content Manager, WDAM-TV7 (Hattiesburg, MS) 4/10/15

The decline may be linked back to the wide use of birth control and contraception. When the statistics were first being measured, birth control had only been around for about ten years. With contraception being widely used and easy to access, women can now choose when they want to become pregnant.

However, career goals can also be determining factor in the decline, according to the data.

The report confirmed that women age 40 to 50 in 2014 who were in managerial or professional occupations were more likely to be childless than women of similar age in other occupations.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "A Record Percentage Of Women Don't Have Kids. Here's Why That Makes Sense." by Emma Gray, The Huffington Post 4/9/15

The census data is backed up by data from the National Center for Health Statistics. According to a recent report, in 2013 there were just 62.9 births for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the U.S. -- an all-time low.

As Mic Senior Editor Elizabeth Plank argued, for many women, not having kids may simply be the most rational choice. . . . "There has been a profound disconnect between the speed at which women have been asked to take full-time roles in the workplace and the rate at which we've adapted laws and social programs to support this drastic change in the lives of women," writes Plank. "The reality is that if you're both a mother and an employee, every day is a double-shift."

Many women still want to become moms, but others realize that life without kids can be just as fulfilling. As Sezin Koehler wrote for The Huffington Post in September: "I don't need to push a child out of my vagina to be a real woman."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "US Birth Rates Continue To Plummet: Nearly Half Of All American Women Do Not Have A Child" by Justin Caba, Medical Daily 4/9/15

Unfortunately, it seems that some women in today’s childless generation will remain that way. Seventeen percent of women without a child are between the ages of 45 and 50, which is outside the healthy childbearing age range. Meanwhile, 49.6 percent of women within the typical fertility age — between the ages of 25 and 29 — did not have children in 2014. Three out of every four childless women had never been married either.

More and more research suggests that women are either holding off getting pregnant or forgoing it completely, not due to fertility or infertility, but because they are waiting to become financially stable, have more professional opportunities, and better access to different avenues of birth control. Another survey conducted by the CDC found that female sterilization has become almost as widely used as birth control pills.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "More U.S. Women Are Going Childless" by Neil Shah, Wall Street Journal 4/7/15

Some Americans may now prefer life without children, though most still report in surveys that they want two kids. Others may be struggling to have children, or can’t afford expensive fertility treatments.

Juggling work and family is a big factor. Census said women aged 40 to 50 years who were in managerial or professional occupations were more likely to be childless than women of similar age in other occupations.

With more women having their first child in their mid 30s, late 30s and early 40s, American families may be shrinking: The number of women aged 40 to 44 who had only one child roughly doubled between 1976 and 2014, Census said.

These trends have helped push America’s fertility rate to record lows . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Why More Women Are Choosing Not to Have Children" by Rachel Grumman Bender, Yahoo Parenting 4/9/15

There are several possible reasons why birth rates are dropping, including women delaying getting married and having children as their career takes a front seat. . . .

For others, becoming a parent simply isn’t a calling. “I’ve always known I didn’t want kids,” Kathleen D. tells Yahoo Parenting. “I just never felt the desire. The main reason I don’t want them is because I really value my freedom. I always want to be able to take risks and move wherever I want in the world without having to worry about their school. If my husband and I lose everything, we only have to take care of ourselves.”

For Anne R. and her husband, not having children stemmed from a combination of never feeling ready for kids, as well as focusing on their careers and a passion for traveling at a moment’s notice. “After 11 years of marriage, I feel like I can say, we’re pretty good at being married, but I’m not sure we’d be great parents,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “Now, I’m 35 and my husband is 37, so we kind of faced the decision, and it’s like, wow, we’re really happy and content and a lot of married couples don’t get to say that, so let’s just be okay with it and keep on doing what we’re doing.”

This is a growing trend that Ellen L. Walker, Ph.D., author of Complete Without Kids . . .

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Also read Women Who Give Birth Live Longer and Healthier

From "More women are childless, even though Americans want bigger families" by Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch 4/7/15

. . . many Americans do wish they had more children. Michelle Patterson, 44, had two children 17 months apart. “We ended up having kids right away,” she says. “The plan was to wait awhile. That wasn’t in the cards.” At the time of her second pregnancy, she was vice president at a major recruitment firm. She feared that having another child so soon would impact her career and even the company. “I was petrified of telling the president of my company that I was pregnant again,” she says. “I asked myself, ‘How can I be vice president of this company and do this?’”

Many Americans are indeed choosing to have fewer children than their parents did. Despite this, however, recent research finds that many still long to have bigger families. . . .

More surprisingly perhaps, around 40% of U.S. women nearing the end of their childbearing years say they have fewer children than their ideal, according to the General Social Survey carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization. . . .

“More women are also delaying having a family to focus on their career and education and, as time goes on, the window of fertility gets smaller and smaller,” [senior researcher at Pew Research Center, Gretchen] Livingston says. Plus, some women who want to have kids lack a suitable partner, she adds. . . .

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More Women Shack Up & Give Birth; Marriage Rare

One-third of Households are People Living Alone

Marriage Rates Low Among Millennial Generation

Marriage Trend: Confined within Church

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fla.: Christian Attacked for 'Anti-Gay' Cake Order

Joshua Feuerstein wanted to demonstrate that businesses have the right to refuse service based upon their beliefs, but after he asked Cut the Cake, a pro-homosexual bakery in Longwood, Florida, to bake a cake saying "We do not support gay marriage," he now faces a lawsuit by the bakery and may face criminal charges.
"I actually believe that Cut the Cake Bakery has the right to refuse my request, that's my point. They should have that right the same way that a Christian bakery should have the right to refuse something that goes against ethics and morals.”
-- Joshua Feuerstein, Christian citizen of Arizona
For background, read Colorado Rules Homosexualists CAN Discriminate Against Christians (but not vice versa)



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-- From "Bakery may sue evangelist over anti-gay cake request" by The Associated Press 4/8/15

An Arizona man who caused controversy after his request to a Longwood bakery to make a cake with an anti-gay marriage message, says he is being unfairly portrayed.

Cut the Cake bakery says it has lost business and been harassed since evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted a video of the bakery's owner refusing to make a cake that said, "We do not support gay marriage."

The bakery's owner said she may pursue criminal charges against Feuerstein for recording the phone call without her consent.

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From "Evangelical says he was wrongly portrayed in bakery 'gay marriage' controversy" by Amanda Ober, WESH-TV2 (Orlando, FL) 4/7/15

Feuerstein talked to WESH 2 News via Skype on Tuesday and said he opposes same-sex marriage, but he has no hatred for the LGBT community.

"We wanted to see if a pro-LGBT bakery would bake a cake for something that it was opposed to, what they believed in, and you know what, I actually believe that Cut the Cake has every right as an American to refuse to print that on a cake. But now, of course, the news story all across the nation is that I'm a bigot and a homophobe," he said.

As for the impact of Feuerstein's phone call on the baker, he said he quickly removed the [video] posting when he learned that the owners were being harassed.

A GoFundMe account for the bakery has brought in over $13,000 to cover its losses.

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From "Evangelist conducts social experiment over controversial debate" posted at FOX TV-46 (Charlotte, NC) 4/6/15


In the video, Joshua Feuerstein can be heard ordering a cake over the phone.

"I need a sheet cake and I need it to say we do not support gay marriage,” he says in the video.

"Is this a crank call? No, oh we wouldn't do that sorry," Sharon Haller, the owner of Cut the Cake Bakery says on the other end of the line.

Feuerstein said of the video, "The video I posted in no way shape or form asked or requested anybody to be hateful, to be mean, it was a social experiment.”

He later said, "I 1000 percent agree there should never be discrimination against women, African Americans, or gay people.”

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From "This evangelist asked a gay bakery to make a traditional marriage cake. Now he may face charges" by Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews.com 4/9/15

Feuerstein posted video of the phone call to YouTube with commentary explaining his position. “Cut the Cake[‘s owner]…refuses to make an anti-gay ‘marriage’ cake, so it obviously violates her principles, and so she doesn’t feel like she should be forced to make the cake,” Feuerstein said in the video. “And yet…there’s all of this hoopla going around because Christian bakeries think that they shouldn’t be forced.”

“Look, this is not about discrimination,” Feuerstein said. “This is about them having the freedom.”

[After] Feuerstein took down his video . . . Haller quickly reposted the video to YouTube, along with a description classifying Feuerstein’s phone call as an “attack.” She asked people to “put a stop to people like Joshua Feuerstein” by donating to her GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $14,000.

Haller is also threatening to press charges, saying Feuerstein’s recording of the phone call without her consent violates Florida law. She has reached out to the FBI and is considering pursuing a criminal case.

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