sadly, the effort seems to have failed, as you have proven impervious in this particular to new information.
Okay. Sure.The "pro-life" movement is full of hypocrisy; am I supposed to sugarcoat that somehow to make y'all feel better? No. Not gonna happen, especially when one considers what y'all are pushing for. Stop expecting us to just be nice, because y'all sure as hell aren't.
The same as they have bringing 2 or 3? What is less moral about the 4th kid than the 3rd?Why not? What business does a couple have bringing 7, 8, 9 or more kids into this world?
On the economic side, we barely manage replacement rate, and that's only because we have a few more productive families and immigrants. If we want to keep all those nice safety net programs that depend upon future generations of workers to pay for them, we need to make sure we remember to produce future generations of workers.
depends on what kind of society you want to live in when you are old. Overlay the countries that are in financial trouble in Europe with the ones with the lowest birthrates... you'll find quite a lot of overlap. In Greece, for example, every 100 grandparents is trying to support themselves off of 42 grandkids. It's pretty tough to make that math work. In Japan they've reached the point where the Treasury Minister is telling old people that they need to just go home and die. We need kids, and we need plenty of them, and we need to make sure they get raised as best we can.Unless they're super-rich--and one must note that super-rich couples practically never have this many kids any more--this is going to create problems that spill over into society at large. Now I'm not advocating a mandatory cap on the number of children--far from it--but let's stop kidding ourselves that having a ton of kids is a good thing.