Birth Rate

Our friends at Population Resource Institute (PRI) have produced a series of YouTube videos that eloquently and simply explain some of the myths surrounding demographics and overpopulation.  They’re short and fun to watch.  Take just a couple of minutes to enjoy and learn. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZVOU5bfHrM&hl=en_US&fs=1&] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBS6f-JVvTY&hl=en_US&fs=1&]...

A new study released online today reveals some surprising news: maternal mortality rates have dropped worldwide! The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, found that the number of women dying from childbirth or pregnancy dropped from about 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008....

For decades we have heard that the world is over populated, having children is bad for the environment and we are running out of natural resources. Culture is pushing our focus to care more about recycling, saving endangered species and having a fabulous career.  It’s...