Family Research Council

Birth Rate Tarnished in Golden State


By Tony Perkins
August 26, 2013

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California has plenty of natural resources--children are no longer one of them. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. California's latest drought was something no weatherman could predict. That's because the shortage is in children. According to the census, we're in the middle of a "historic transition" for the country's biggest state. "Unless the birthrate picks up," experts say, "we're going to have less growth." And unfortunately, California's not the only one struggling to produce kids. New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois saw the percentage of children dip even more sharply. That spells disaster for a country aging as fast as ours. But then, that's the irony of liberalism. They complain about overpopulation and push for abortion, when the rest of their agenda--big government policy--falls apart without more taxpayers. And where do we get future taxpayers? From traditional families. It's time we looked at children--not as burdens, but blessings. Because the only way to end this drought is with a flood of baby showers.

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