US fertility rate falls to record low

Article CAIRCO note: 
The bad news: mass immigration is driving America's population to double within the lifetime of children born today
Article publisher: 
ABC News
Article date: 
12 January 2020
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Fewer and fewer women in the United States are giving birth, a rate that threatens future generations, new data suggests.

The total fertility rate in the U.S. -- the number of births that a woman is expected to have over her lifetime -- is at 1.73, an all-time low, according to data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The rate is well below the 2.10 births per woman needed for a generation to replace itself, according to the CDC....

... according to Alison Gemmill and Donna Strobino of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

They say the current total fertility rate low is not a reflection that women are not having as many children, just that they are having them later in life....

"The fertility declines that we’re observing now is because there’s a shift when women have their births and that artificially displays the measure the data is showing," said Gemmill, Ph.D., assistant professor of population, family and reproductive health. "The women are going to have children, just later in life."

"As those shifts continue, we’re going to start seeing the fertility hopefully rebound and correct itself,"

"I don’t think we should expect women to bear more children for the country, Santelli said. "And the population of the U.S. is not shrinking, so we should not panic about these things."


Note the implicit media bias in the article's first sentence. How could a lower fertility rate conceivably threaten those who will be born in the future?

Gemmill, a purported expert, demonstrates her implicit bias when she states "fertility hopefully rebound and correct itself". What is incorrect about a fertility rate that is below replacement rate?

Every nation has the right - and indeed the obligation - to reduce, then stabilize its population. American women voluntarily achieved replacement level fertility (2.1 children per woman) in 1972. America's current fertility of 1.73 continues this trend. This is good news. After all, no country can sustain infinite population growth within the finite bounds of its borders and finite supply of natural resources.

What, then is the bad news?

The bad news is that mass immigration is driving United States population to double this century. Twice as many roads, cars, schools, hospitals, and prisons. Every city will effectively be twice as big. Just what the corporatist growth mongers and cheap labor proponents desire.

For more information, see:

The Fertility Conundrum, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, December 17, 2019.

Population and Immigration Data, Projections and Graphs - United States.

Population Driven to Double by Mass Immigration.

A Timeline of America’s Fertility Rate, by Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, December 16, 2019.


2 minute video: Off the Charts - mass immigration is driving unending population growth in the United States:


More videos - selected short videos on the impact of mass immigration and population growth.