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In an anti-child culture, many choose eternal adolescence over having children

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In the wake of Roe’s reversal, Culture chooses to be childless and use it as a political weapon.

A recent Michigan State University poll found that 1 in 5 adults at Wolverine State University “will not have children because they don’t want them.”


If someone uses load-bearing expressions such as “I don’t have children” (i.e. don’t have a disease), the job has an agenda. I’m here to convince us that not having children in one’s life is a good thing. was freed from outdated concepts. Among them is the importance of family life and raising the next generation.

Last year, another MSU study claimed that “there was no difference in life satisfaction between parents and childless individuals.”

MSU cautioned in announcing its latest findings: Hysterical person?

There are several problems with this analysis. 1. Dobbs did not outlaw abortion, but he sent the matter back to the states, saying there was no federal right to abortion. 2. Contraception (including vasectomy and tubal ligation) is readily available. 3. Unwanted children can be put up for adoption. “Childless” doesn’t make for a baby farm.

Still, abortion is important to the discussion. It is the ultimate way progressives devalue children. It’s also the ultimate failsafe for those who want to act irresponsibly but don’t want to feel inconvenienced.

The elite, who have spent decades convincing young adults that children are expensive, inconvenient and messy, are shocked to learn that many do not want children. .

From Madison Avenue to the news media, we’re talking about children getting in the way of romantic getaways, buying vacation homes, and saving for retirement. Children are treated as parasites when young, public enemies as teenagers, and resentment as they grow older.

Last year, Pope Francis lamented the fact that more and more young people are choosing pets over children. robbed of ‘a’ kind of selfishness.

It also keeps many in a continual state of puberty. How can you expect to have children in your twenties if many are reluctant to stop being children? Ages 25 to 29 Nearly one in three year-old adults still lives with their parents. Peter Pan Syndrome was once derogatory. Now it’s a celebration of carefree existence — forever frolicking in the sunny fields of childhood.

Childlessness also has a political dimension. People with children are more future-oriented, so they are more likely to hold conservative values ​​and vote Republican. A 2018 article in the journal Political Psychology said, “New research reveals that parenthood is associated with tougher moral judgments and greater social conservatism.” increase.

In a 2020 paper for the American Enterprise Institute, Lyman Stone noted that among the 600 largest counties, counties carried by candidate Joe Biden had 25% lower birth rates than Trump territories. In other words, more fertile areas (those likely to have large families) tend to vote Republican.

One of the most significant movements of 2021 was the parent rebellion against the “woke” curriculum in public schools. This phenomenon helped underdog Glenn Youngkin win the Virginia gubernatorial election. Also, three of his school board members were recalled in liberal San Francisco earlier this year.

Parents are furious about public school indoctrination, including critical racial theories and transgender ideology, not to mention the dangers of sharing a bathroom with a boy who says his daughter is a girl.

Parents tend to think more about the future and ask questions such as: What kind of nation will my children and grandchildren inherit? Will most jobs move overseas by then? Will there be social security when they retire? Democrats hate voters who ask such questions.

What kind of relationship can you have with your mobile phone? A world of high-tech gadgets and entertainment options is a fascinating but ultimately unsatisfying one. Children make us grow — Take life seriously and confront the most important questions about the nature of existence and our place in the universe.

In the first chapter of Genesis, God did not say, “Be childless and feed the earth.”

• Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer and syndicated columnist.