Hell. we can hardly recognize our country (U.S., not India) anymore.
You see, we live in strange times.
A Black man occupies the White House!
Democrats are losing support of their core base.
And now comes the startling news that Americans are producing fewer bastards (i.e. illegitimate children) and teens are making fewer babies.
Is the country that gave legitimacy to illegitimacy now making it uncool for unmarried women to have children?
What is happening!
Is this the end of the world as we know it?
In the land of more, more, more, more is few the new mantra?
Believe it or not, the total number of bastard births (births to unmarried mothers) in America has fallen in 2009, the first decline since 1997.
No, we’re not making these numbers up but citing figures from a new report put out by the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the CDC, total number of births to unmarried women fell for the first time since 1996-1997, declining by about 2% from 1,726,566 in 2008 to 1,693,850 in 2009.
The number of births to unmarried women fell for those under 30, the age-group that produces the most illegitimate children but rose for those over 30.
Since total births declined more than unmarried births, the percentage of births to unmarried mothers rose slightly in 2009, to 41% of all U.S. births compared to 40.6% in 2008.
This means that 41% of children born in America last year are bastards.
Teen Birth Rate Falling – Facebook Effect?
By the way, American teenagers are also making fewer babies.
The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15-19 years fell to a record low, according to the CDC.
The 2009 birth rate of 39.1 births per 1,000 teens is down 6% from the 2008 rate of 42.5 births per 1,000.
CDC researchers say this is the lowest ever recorded in seven decades of tracking teenage childbearing.
We don’t know if this is because of the teens’ belated discovery of condoms, decline in teen-libido, the recession or the result of teens spending too much time on Facebook.
You know there’s only 24 hours in a day and when you spend 20 hours on Facebook and the remaining four hours on Twitter, there’s no time left for procreation. 😉
The general fertility rate in the U.S. fell from 68.6 births per 1,000 females aged 15-44 per year in 2008 to 66.7 in 2009.
Total number of births declined from 4,247,694 in 2008 to 4,131,019 in 2009.
It seems the decline is continuing into 2010, based on early birth counts from January-June of this year.