A new report from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office predicts that deaths will exceed births in America by 2043 as fertility rates decline and unborn babies continue to be killed in abortions.
According to the global economics website Mish Talk, the new “Demographic Outlook” report presents a troubling picture of the future in America.
Fewer children are being born because Americans either choose not to have children, to have fewer children or to abort their children before birth. More than 63 million unborn babies have been aborted in the U.S. in the past 50 years – children who otherwise would have grown up, contributed to the workforce and society, and cared for their aging parents.
The new report considered declining fertility rates, births minus deaths, and immigration to make its projections.
Although the office predicted that the population will grow through 2052, the growth will be much slower than it has been and there will be more Americans over age 65 and fewer young people. The population is expected to grow 0.3 percent to 369 million by 2052, according to the report.
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As a result, America likely will suffer from a shrinking labor force and fewer people to pay taxes and Social Security over the next 30 years, according to the report.
“Neither Social Security nor Medicare was created to withstand the cliff event that’s coming when all the boomers retire,” Mish Talk pointed out.
Here’s more from the report:
Changes Since Last Year. In CBO’s current projections, the population is smaller and grows more slowly, on average, than CBO projected last year. Fertility rates are expected to be lower than the agency projected last year, reducing the size and growth of the population that is under 24 years old over the 30-year projection period. In addition, as a result of new information about the effects of COVID-19, CBO increased projected mortality rates for people age 65 or older, on average, in the first two decades of the projection period.
Abortions cause harm in so many ways, not just to individuals or their families but also to society as a whole. Nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted in the United States every year, although that number is expected to drop now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and states may protect unborn babies from abortion again.
Still, hundreds of thousands of unborn babies likely will be killed in abortions annually in America in the coming years – and millions more in Europe and Asia where abortions also are legal in many countries.
Declining birth rates in Europe and Asia already are leading to economic crises, and some countries have launched new efforts to encourage families to have more children. Yet few have moved to ban abortions.
Global experts also have been warning of the impending population crisis. In July, a study in The Lancet, a prestigious journal, predicted a “jaw-dropping” fertility crash within the next 80 years – one that will have devastating consequences on all of society.
“While population decline is potentially good news for reducing carbon emissions and stress on food systems, with more old people and fewer young people, economic challenges will arise as societies struggle to grow with fewer workers and taxpayers, and countries’ abilities to generate the wealth needed to fund social support and health care for the elderly are reduced,” said Professor Stein Emil Vollset, the lead author of the study.