An article in Cosmopolitan magazine Thursday complains about an increased birth rate in several Texas counties after funding was effectively eliminated for Planned Parenthood clinics providing abortions.
The author writes: “Unsurprisingly, the study shows a 1.9 percent increase in the birthing rate in counties that once had state-funded Planned Parenthood clinics during that same time period of 2011 to 2014… What’s happening in Texas is a preview of what happens when you take away health care from women. The effects would only be felt harder if you took health care away on a national scale.”
This is a peculiar worry as the United States is currently suffering what has been described as a “baby bust.” The low birth rate among white women is one of the main contributors to an increase in minority-majority counties and states. In 2015, University of New Hampshire demographer Ken Johnson said, “The white population is considerably older than any other part of the population. This means it has higher mortality. Fewer women are in their prime child-bearing years.” (RELATED: Majority Of Americans Under Age Five Are Minorities)