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In a world where the biggest icon for unmarried women is the childless 34-year-old Taylor Swift, it’s time to take a look at America’s awful birth rate statistics and the implication these facts will have on the American woman. While the numbers look bad for both men and women, women are most at risk by delaying marriage and family. A man’s fertility, of course, doesn’t begin falling at age 30. But every young woman should be warned how much more difficult it becomes to have children as she moves through her 30s. Taylor Swift won’t need children to support her financially in her old age due to her fortune. But the future of our country and the “Swifties,” as her followers are called, is less rosy in our increasingly childless society.
The percentage of women under 45 having children has fallen to barely half today. Childless young adults will eventually become an elderly population dependent on public support, but Social Security works only if there are enough young workers to fund the system on a continuing basis.
Our nation already has a record number of women and men who are single in the 18-29 age group: 34% of women and 63% of men. Many of them have given up on seeking a relationship. This isolation is not healthy for our society, or for young women. Meanwhile, the number of men who have no close friendships has increased five-fold in the last 30 years, to 15%.
The hordes of young men and women who are unmarried today are having difficulty finding partners who share their political views, while Democrat politicians play gender-gap politics for their benefit. Married women typically vote Republican as married men do. But single women vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidates, in part because Democrats spend billions of dollars advertising to them.
Democrats have a vested interest in keeping single women single, but we need to shut down their attempts to stymie young women from the fulfillment that only a family can bring.