Fertility is not a disease

by Roxeanne De Luca | June 23rd, 2011

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Fertility is not a disease

Al Gore, father of four and prof­li­gate pol­luter, stated that peo­ple ought to refrain from repro­duc­ing quite so much in order to save the envi­ron­mentAs I said in the com­ments on Hot Air, the idea that Amer­i­cans need to con­trol their repro­duc­tion to suit Gore’s whims is ridicu­lous and self-​absorbed.

When Al Gore and his ilk talk about “fer­til­ity man­age­ment”, they are never talk­ing about encour­ag­ing young men to keep their pants zipped up, nor to abstain dur­ing their wives’ fer­tile peri­ods. Rather, their contraception/​abortion men­tal­ity is pred­i­cated on the assump­tion that women will still be sex­u­ally avail­able to men, just with­out the nasty side effects (envi­ron­men­tal and on his wal­let) of child-​rearing. Chil­dren are the nat­ural result of sex­ual inter­course between two young, healthy peo­ple, not some­thing to be “man­aged” by drugs and child-​murder.

Given that out-​of-​wedlock child­birth is asso­ci­ated with a host of soci­etal ills, 40% of Amer­i­can babies are born out of wed­lock, and Amer­i­cans are delay­ing mar­riage, Gore could have advo­cated not for pop­u­la­tion con­trol, but for absti­nence until mar­riage; if fol­lowed, it would reduce the out-​of-​wedlock birth rate and the birth rate in gen­eral. Telling, how­ever, that the solu­tion of all of the anti-​natalists is always con­tra­cep­tion (to be pumped into a woman’s body, never a man’s) and abor­tion (affect­ing only the unborn, not the born), never any nat­ural and sen­si­ble way of deal­ing with fertility.

Beyond that, Gore’s com­ments are aimed at the wrong audi­ence. If Gore were capa­ble of check­ing out pop­u­la­tion growth charts, he would under­stand that telling Amer­i­cans to man­age their fer­til­ity is the equiv­a­lent of those “coex­ist” bumper stick­ers: no mat­ter how nice the sen­ti­ment, it’s sim­ply not aimed at the appro­pri­ate audi­ence. Amer­ica is #122 in terms of per­cent pop­u­la­tion growth — beaten out by fer­til­ity mani­acs like Lux­em­bourg, the bunny-​like Aus­tralia, and that peren­nial baby-​machine, Israel. On a plus note, the Amer­i­can pop­u­la­tion is expand­ing faster than that of the Vat­i­can See, which is made of up a lot of old, celi­bate people.

As a final thought: any­one who wants Social Secu­rity to stay sta­ble, with­out rais­ing the retire­ment age or cut­ting ben­e­fits, should be out there beg­ging young women to get knocked up and harangu­ing young men to marry them (which would bring eco­nomic sta­bil­ity to the new fam­ily unit), enough already with “find­ing your­self” in a haze of pot smoke. Pyra­mid schemes and “fer­til­ity man­age­ment” are mutu­ally exclusive.

Al Gore, father of four and profligate polluter, stated that people ought to refrain from reproducing quite so much in order to save the environmentAs I said in the comments on Hot Air, the idea that Americans need to control their reproduction to suit Gore’s whims is ridiculous and self-absorbed.

When Al Gore and his ilk talk about “fertility management”, they are never talking about encouraging young men to keep their pants zipped up, nor to abstain during their wives’ fertile periods.  Rather, their contraception/abortion mentality is predicated on the assumption that women will still be sexually available to men, just without the nasty side effects (environmental and on his wallet) of child-rearing.  Children are the natural result of sexual intercourse between two young, healthy people, not something to be “managed” by drugs and child-murder.

Given that out-of-wedlock childbirth is associated with a host of societal ills, 40% of American babies are born out of wedlock, and Americans are delaying marriage, Gore could have advocated not for population control, but for abstinence until marriage; if followed, it would reduce the out-of-wedlock birth rate and the birth rate in general.  Telling, however, that the solution of all of the anti-natalists is always contraception (to be pumped into a woman’s body, never a man’s) and abortion (affecting only the unborn, not the born), never any natural and sensible way of dealing with fertility.

Beyond that, Gore’s comments are aimed at the wrong audience.  If Gore were capable of checking out population growth charts, he would understand that telling Americans to manage their fertility is the equivalent of those “coexist” bumper stickers: no matter how nice the sentiment, it’s simply not aimed at the appropriate audience. America is #122 in terms of percent population growth – beaten out by fertility maniacs like Luxembourg, the bunny-like Australia, and that perennial baby-machine, Israel.  On a plus note, the American population is expanding faster than that of the Vatican See, which is made of up a lot of old, celibate people.

As a final thought: anyone who wants Social Security to stay stable, without raising the retirement age or cutting benefits, should be out there begging young women to get knocked up and haranguing young men to marry them (which would bring economic stability to the new family unit), enough already with “finding yourself” in a haze of pot smoke. Pyramid schemes and “fertility management” are mutually exclusive.

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