Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Crisis of "Birth Dearth" Impacts Yet More Countries

In the last few months I've posted several entries here dealing with the rapidly falling birthrates in various countries -- falling birthrates so steep that they have finally alarmed politicians and academicians about the severe economic crises their respective nations face. But, as is being seen in nation after nation, the cultural attitudes that have developed against children due to increased self-centeredness and easy access to the "pill" and surgical abortion are deeply entrenched and, quite possibly, impossible to reverse.

Here are recent articles highlighting this problem in Japan ("Infertile Ground") and Germany ("Are Germans an endangered species?").