Childless by Choice in America: Is the Church Making the Same Decision by Not Making Disciples?

When we look at the present abortion statistics, 50 million children have been aborted since the 1973 passing of Roe v. Wade. Has the world chosen to be childless by choice? When CBS revealed that the birth rate in America is not only declining, couples are deciding to ultimately become “childless by choice”.

When CBS interviewed Jonathan Last, author of What to Expect when No One’s Expecting, he highlights the average cost of what it takes to raise a child. “It’s become nominally expensive to have a child right now in America. When you add up all the costs it’s about $1.1 Million to have a child”. He continues to emphasize, “That’s a lot of money to spend on, you know, something, in 15 years is going to tell you it hates you.”

Reportedly, this idea to nix children from the family nucleus has caused a social group to be started. It’s called, “No Kidding!”, and it’s for couples who have chosen to become ‘childless by choice’. When one woman is asked if she is selfish for choosing this route, she responds by saying, “I’d rather make a mistake and not have a child then have a child and find out that that’s a mistake.” On the greater level of these choices, the birth rate in America has reached a new low of 1.9. The significance of this number is the minimum a society must maintain to “keep the population stable”, otherwise known as the replacement rate is 2.1. If we continue at this rate Last explains, “We’ll have an entire country that looks like Florida; a whole lot of older people who need support and who need government assistance…” Where did it come from that we have gotten so selfish that we are no longer willing to lay down our lives for someone else? Continue Reading…

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