" ...... Russians are so despondent about the future that they have 30
percent more abortions than births .. "As Americans become more
despondent under the Obama/Liberal regimes, don't be surprised to see the
same phenomenon here.
I went to Moscow twice. Everyone rides the subway because it's so cheap
and fast. In two months, I only saw 1 pregnant lady. I asked some Russian
friends about it. They said exactly what was said in this article. They
didn't want to bring kids into the world because it was so tough. I'm
not condoning the attitude, just reiterating the article is right on.
@Tom in CA"As Americans become more despondent under the Obama/Liberal
regimes,"They just voted to re-elect him... which either
disproves your assertion or says a lot about how lousy a candidate Romney was.
What is sad about our society, is that we prize convenience over human life.
I'm not condoning the Russian's attitude at all, just saying that
American culture is even more sick than theirs. Makes me wonder how long the
hand of providence will protect this once great nation.
@alt,Or it says how much of our population has bought into the
victim mentality where they believe it is Mitt Romney and all other rich
people's jobs to pay their bills for them.Vote Democrat, its
easier than getting a job.
@alt835,"They just voted to re-elect him... which either
disproves your assertion or says a lot about how lousy a candidate Romney
was"And the majority of the people in North Korea worship King
Jong Un. Based on your logic, he must be a great person and leader right.
@chris breally, did the people of north Korea elect him in a free and open
election (twice)? Does north Korea have a free press (where even a jack
organization like Faux news) can exist? are you really trying to claim there is
an actual parallel between the two? really a stretch even by your standards.
This is what Barry and his buddies are wanting America to do. God will not be
mocked. The world is in a very sorry state
I spent several years in Russia. While over there I was surprised at the
response when a Russian would discover I had seven children. Nearly every time
they would say "bogati," which means rich. They love the idea of family,
of large families, but it seems to be the system that is preventing it in many
ways. Also, the chaotic 90s saw a baby bust, so there are currently fewer people
of child-bearing age. The vast country of Russia seems to be slowly but surely
being emptied, as is Europe.
Russia is one of the more developed nations on earth and yet people even there
have to make decisions we can't imagine in order to get by. We are very
Last month you were trying to convince us that all gun violence in America was
Quentin Tarantino's fault. Now we're supposed to believe that mankind
is going to go extinct unless we start having Mormon-sized families as soon as
possible. What the DN's cause du jour going to be in March?
I am Russian, and I am bucking the trend being a father eight children. The
catch is that I live in Utah. Seriously, though, I understand those feelings
very very well. I had them myself, I just dealt with them differently. Let me
tell you, English was hard to learn, but it was also easy to learn because for
me it meant freedom. Every time I heard an English word I did not know I saw
myself taking a baby step towards freedom if I learned what it meant and how to
When so many people in a country kill so many children for merely being
inconvenient or (using logic that seems too perversely altruistic to make any
reasonable sense, given the chosen solution is death) to save the child from a
wicked world, it is much, much worse than simply a "demographic
disaster". It is proof positive of complete moral decrepitude.It is never too soon for us to make the necessary corrections.And
that goes for Russia too.
The Demographic Winter is real. A nation that does not have more than 2.1
children per couple have economic disaster 30 years later. Putin is right on
Let see if I have my facts correct. We still wholeheartedly support the death
penalty in Utah, and tolerate 30,000 violent gun deaths every year in the United
States, and we are worried about the abortion rate in Russia. Please explain the
logic in this reality.
@tom in CAronald reagan as the gov. of the state of california,
signed into law an abortion bill that led to the murder of over 2,000,000
babies.Yet, republicons continue to genuflect at every opportunity
when they refer to ronald reagan.The double standard continues...
From the article:"Russia's demographic disaster, Last said, is
being exasperated by the fact that abortions are outpacing live births in
Russia."Exasperated or exacerbated? Wrong word or Freudian
slip?BTW, we have the same declining reproduction problem in the
United States, albeit to a lesser degree. Because Social Security in the USA is
a Ponzi pyramid scheme, ever-increasing numbers of young workers are required to
support SS payouts to the retirees and disabled. As the birthrate of the
citizenry declines, the only solution is immigrant labor.Together,
contraception, abortion, and women's liberation are the proximate cause of
Europe's widespread immigration of African and Middle Eastern peoples.
France already hovers around 25% Muslim; other countries are close on
France's heels. Europe will be predominantly Muslim by 2030. California is
projected to become predominantly Hispanic during 2013.
the Communist Russian government has a policy of no religion and anti family for
50 years and now they wonder why there are no families having children?
atl134,California,New York, and nine other states have more people
on welfare then the workforce. Our current leaders are rich folks who bribe
their way into office.Welfare collectors, and anyone without a HS
degree,--shouldn't be allowed to vote.We'd see an America
without the mess we're in.
Russia is an example of liberal leadership. Period.
@Beverly"Let see if I have my facts correct. We still wholeheartedly
support the death penalty in Utah, and tolerate 30,000 violent gun deaths every
year in the United States, and we are worried about the abortion rate in Russia.
Please explain the logic in this reality."First, it is not the
abortion rate in Russia that we are worried about, but the trend in our own
country that the abortion rate in Russia forces us to acknowledge.Second,
there is a massive difference between capital punishment for those who have so
egregiously violated the law and the murder of millions of unborn,
innocent children.Third, while nobody likes 30,000 violent deaths by guns,
the alternative, an authoritarian state that takes our guns from us by force, is
a much worse option. I say it that way, because no other method will
significantly reduce the number of violent deaths, as it isn't the
law-abiding folks doing the killing, but the criminals (who aren't likely
to hand in their guns willingly), and if you don't take the guns from
everyone, the criminals will just take whatever is left (remember, they are