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Category Archives: Infertility

Gazing at My Navel (and My Empty Womb)

  ONLY a culture amusing itself to death would listen to the Mother’s Day ramblings of an intentionally infertile woman who wonders, at the advanced age of 44, whether to have a child without a husband. Eve Ledermain writes in her anti-motherhood Mother’s Day essay in The New York Times: I’m afraid of undertaking motherhood alone, in a tiny apartment with a three-flight […]

Childless Shanghai

  JESSE POWELL writes: Here’s a shocking statistic from the Economist magazine. From the article, “China’s Achille’s Heel“:  “Over the past 30 years, China’s total fertility rate—the number of children a woman can expect to have during her lifetime—has fallen from 2.6, well above the rate needed to hold a population steady, to 1.56, well below that […]

Photos of French Decline

  TIBERGE of Galliawatch writes: Elizabeth Badinter, like Simone Veil, has consistently closed her eyes to the reality of the destruction of the French family and the slow steady takeover of the country by Islam. Both women, being Jewish, have aroused no small amount of resentment among traditional Catholics. Robert Badinter, her husband, was responsible […]

What to Say About Infertility

  Rachel P. writes: I have spent some time on your blog and find it interesting. I do, however, think there is little offered to the infertile woman in your piece “The Locked Door of Infertility.” Children and family life are in many ways the cornerstone of modern devout Christian identity. It’s really not enough […]