The Birth Rate and Attacks on Birth Control

After Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, a Texas woman sought advice from Liza Featherstone’s column in The Nation, Asking for a Friend, writing, “Faced with increased career opportunities but a lack of support systems, women are postponing or refusing motherhood. I think that an awareneScreen Shot 2018-10-27 at 2.11.10 PMss of the falling birthrate will soon reach the people in power. To me, this all seems like a perfect storm. Should we expect an even more brutal backlash against reproductive rights?” Liza asked me to comment, and I noted that people in power are already well aware of the plunging birth rate.  That’s why we’re seeing increased attacks on birth control and abortion.  The whole column is here.  As usual, Liza’s advice is good!