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2022-05-07 4:21:28 AM  
Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.
 
2022-05-07 5:43:01 AM  

bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.


With social media, I suspect abortifacients will become all the rage.  Just like ivermectin, you can get milfpristone at the feed store.
 
2022-05-07 6:13:22 AM  

bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.


Not necessarily. Many young women will have illegal abortions, just as they did before 1973.

And some of them will end up like this (NSFW).
 
2022-05-07 6:16:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

With social media, I suspect abortifacients will become all the rage.  Just like ivermectin, you can get milfpristone at the feed store.


It would have saved so much pain and anguish to just reform immigration policy to allow for the demographic shift to be cushioned by immigrant inflow. Everyone wins.

But sadly, lots of those people who want to come here are brown, which defeats the intent of the Nazi Republican dominionists..

Oh shiat. I had a dark farking thought right now.

All those Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russian invasion? They're beautiful white Europeans. A lot of kids too. The Russians are kidnapping them to bolster against their own upcoming demographic cliff.

How many are being settled in other countries also facing a spiral? Poland? Hungary? The USA is taking some too.

Okay. I'm not prepared for this level of cynicism this early. Not before more coffee, and then i have to work
 
2022-05-07 6:54:09 AM  
I'm still waiting for the day when the median age is undefined.
 
2022-05-07 6:54:52 AM  

yohohogreengiant: I'm not prepared for this level of cynicism this early


You're not cynical.  Russia has a demographic nightmare.  The population has been plummeting and will continue to do so, and there's nothing they can do about it except kidnap people.  Something like a million Ukrainians have been kidnapped and sent to Siberia.
 
2022-05-07 8:10:09 AM  

yohohogreengiant: Okay. I'm not prepared for this level of cynicism this early. Not before more coffee, and then i have to work


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2022-05-07 8:27:59 AM  
But think of the zygotes!
 
2022-05-07 8:28:43 AM  

Lorelle: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

Not necessarily. Many young women will have illegal abortions, just as they did before 1973.

And some of them will end up like this (NSFW).


*tap*

Ooof, TIL...

The whole thing has me worried about the younger women in my life, including my sister. And before the usual suspects chime in with "VOTE!", I'm in Oklahoma. I'm a very small drop of blue in an ocean of red.

I'm afraid a lot of women are going to end up dead before any lessons are learned by the GQP, and even then, it'll probably be the wrong lessons and/or wrong reasons.

Strap in, boys and girls. Gonna be a rough ride ahead. 😔
 
2022-05-07 8:29:05 AM  
My wife was 31 when we had our first. Guy I work with had his first at 47 (wife was 39). He has two now is says he just hopes he can see them graduate high school.
 
2022-05-07 8:31:48 AM  
Advanced maternal (and paternal) age increases the risks of autism and Downs syndrome. It would be better if the average ages dropped a few years -less focus on  having resources and more on having healthy children.
 
2022-05-07 8:35:10 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

With social media, I suspect abortifacients will become all the rage.  Just like ivermectin, you can get milfpristone at the feed store.


So public school health classes need a unit called "what kind of horse are you", to get and take the right dose of over the counter vet medicine.
Don't worry though, red states will require ID to buy the abortion drug,  but not ivermectin or antibiotics.
Next is a ban on birth control, and end the law making insurers cover annual mammogram screening for women.
 
2022-05-07 8:36:04 AM  
My Facebook is filled with baby and toddler pictures from people who graduated high school with me in 97.
 
2022-05-07 8:36:29 AM  

Nick Nostril: My wife was 31 when we had our first. Guy I work with had his first at 47 (wife was 39). He has two now is says he just hopes he can see them graduate high school.


I was 34 and Mrs. Fool was 33. It would have been easier to have them young and out of the house earlier.
 
2022-05-07 8:41:15 AM  
IF (hahahaha) Americans are truly as outraged as they claim, they can pressure big corporations to move out of red states.  McDs and Coke not selling inRussia?  Musicians and Actors canceled?  Use social pressure and bad PR to actually affect something that matters . Vote with your wallets.  It's in the company best interests long term anyways since climate change will wreck profitable operations in most of those shiathile states.
A lot of poor people will be left behind, buts that's life.we can learn from their plight.
 
2022-05-07 9:01:40 AM  

yohohogreengiant: t would have saved so much pain and anguish to just reform immigration policy to allow for the demographic shift to be cushioned by immigrant inflow.


Or we could just hire more young people, and pay them a farking living wage.
 
2022-05-07 9:03:40 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: yohohogreengiant: I'm not prepared for this level of cynicism this early

You're not cynical.  Russia has a demographic nightmare.  The population has been plummeting and will continue to do so, and there's nothing they can do about it except kidnap people.  Something like a million Ukrainians have been kidnapped and sent to Siberia.


This is not a repeat of 1929-32.
 
2022-05-07 9:04:53 AM  

Gramma: Advanced maternal (and paternal) age increases the risks of autism and Downs syndrome. It would be better if the average ages dropped a few years -less focus on  having resources and more on having healthy children.


Username checks out.
 
2022-05-07 9:05:19 AM  

Gramma: Advanced maternal (and paternal) age increases the risks of autism and Downs syndrome. It would be better if the average ages dropped a few years -less focus on  having resources and more on having healthy children.


Poor-like typing detected.

/s
 
2022-05-07 9:07:20 AM  
Abortion pills are used in more than half of abortions; I suspect pill providers will defy state laws and provided them directly to people in red states. Using virtual mailboxes can help protect the identities of the people requesting the pills. And like online gaming companies, the pill providers could move out of the country to shield themselves from prosecution.

It's going to became a game of whack a mole for states trying to stop women from getting abortions.
 
2022-05-07 9:20:41 AM  
we'll see what happens when the Supreme Court has its way

Welcome to the 2040s.  More wars, because more cannon fodder.  More crime and alcoholism because more unwanted children.
 
2022-05-07 9:22:00 AM  

A_Flying_Toaster: Lorelle: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

Not necessarily. Many young women will have illegal abortions, just as they did before 1973.

And some of them will end up like this (NSFW).

*tap*

Ooof, TIL...

The whole thing has me worried about the younger women in my life, including my sister. And before the usual suspects chime in with "VOTE!", I'm in Oklahoma. I'm a very small drop of blue in an ocean of red.

I'm afraid a lot of women are going to end up dead before any lessons are learned by the GQP, and even then, it'll probably be the wrong lessons and/or wrong reasons.

Strap in, boys and girls. Gonna be a rough ride ahead. 😔


Those women died in the 60's and no the GQP isn't into learning lessons. In fact they are willfully ignorant.

You are going to have to fight for your rights
 
2022-05-07 9:22:38 AM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: yohohogreengiant: t would have saved so much pain and anguish to just reform immigration policy to allow for the demographic shift to be cushioned by immigrant inflow.

Or we could just hire more young people, and pay them a farking living wage.


That hasn't worked anywhere to raise birth rates. Immigration does.

/doesn't affect the value of those policies, but they don't address that issue.
 
2022-05-07 9:32:40 AM  
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2022-05-07 9:51:27 AM  

bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.


Grist for the credit and prison scheme. Come on, those yachts don't buy themselves.
 
2022-05-07 9:51:42 AM  
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2022-05-07 9:53:14 AM  

bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.


maybe don't have sex?

//cause that'll work
 
2022-05-07 9:55:51 AM  
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2022-05-07 9:56:35 AM  
The most relevant movie from "recent" memory is Children of Men.

It's central image is fear of the stranger. The caged immigrants, the absence of births.
 
2022-05-07 9:59:38 AM  
So the term "Babies having babies." will be trending again.
 
2022-05-07 10:02:00 AM  

desertfool: Nick Nostril: My wife was 31 when we had our first. Guy I work with had his first at 47 (wife was 39). He has two now is says he just hopes he can see them graduate high school.

I was 34 and Mrs. Fool was 33. It would have been easier to have them young and out of the house earlier.


The one perk to having kids young, I will still be relatively young when the last one graduates high school. I can still have time to enjoy the financial security that being establishes brings (versus being childfree as broke 20somethings).
I will only be in my mid-40s.
 
2022-05-07 10:05:32 AM  

CarnySaur: So the term "Babies having babies." will be trending again.


Is "Babies murdering babies" more to your liking?

All sorts of birth control exists today, many of which are subsidized or free.

Did everyone forget about the "Morning After Pill"?  Available at your local CVS or Walgreens, just as soon as you can drag your ass out the door in your pajamas to go get one.
 
2022-05-07 10:06:24 AM  

hotmoonsauce: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

maybe don't have sex?

//cause that'll work


Or at least pull out.  Pulling out works better than textbooks would have you believe.
 
2022-05-07 10:07:29 AM  
The median age is a pretty useless statistic when half the people are actually older than that.
 
2022-05-07 10:08:54 AM  

Gramma: Advanced maternal (and paternal) age increases the risks of autism and Downs syndrome. It would be better if the average ages dropped a few years -less focus on  having resources and more on having healthy children.


Username checks out.

/also, not wrong
 
2022-05-07 10:09:00 AM  

bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.


Not true. The women who can't have a baby will get abortions anyway.
Just not safe or legal ones, unless they are rich.
 
2022-05-07 10:11:29 AM  

Daer21: BolshyGreatYarblocks: yohohogreengiant: t would have saved so much pain and anguish to just reform immigration policy to allow for the demographic shift to be cushioned by immigrant inflow.

Or we could just hire more young people, and pay them a farking living wage.

That hasn't worked anywhere to raise birth rates. Immigration does.

/doesn't affect the value of those policies, but they don't address that issue.


Rising wages correlate with lower birth rates
 
2022-05-07 10:13:27 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I'm still waiting for the day when the median age is undefined.


While we're on the subject - shouldn't the word "ambiguous" have more than one meaning?
 
2022-05-07 10:15:35 AM  

PR Deltoid: CarnySaur: So the term "Babies having babies." will be trending again.

Is "Babies murdering babies" more to your liking?

All sorts of birth control exists today, many of which are subsidized or free.

Did everyone forget about the "Morning After Pill"?  Available at your local CVS or Walgreens, just as soon as you can drag your ass out the door in your pajamas to go get one.


Abortion is not borth control, no, but birth control does prevent abortions.

It is funny how Conservatives don't want women to have birth control, either.
 
2022-05-07 10:18:00 AM  

God's Hobo Penis: PR Deltoid: CarnySaur: So the term "Babies having babies." will be trending again.


It is funny how Conservatives don't want women to have birth control, either.


Not sure where you are getting that as it is barely true? Some select groups think this way but a vast majority take birth control regularly. I guess you are just lumping all conservatives in the same pile, sounds about right.
 
2022-05-07 10:19:02 AM  

bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.


Only the poor ones and sluts that they want to punish. Rich people will just take their daughters to where they can still get abortions and evangelists and politicians won't have a problem when their mistresses get pregnant.
 
2022-05-07 10:20:44 AM  

Leader O'Cola: IF (hahahaha) Americans are truly as outraged as they claim, they can pressure big corporations to move out of red states.  McDs and Coke not selling inRussia?  Musicians and Actors canceled?  Use social pressure and bad PR to actually affect something that matters . Vote with your wallets.  It's in the company best interests long term anyways since climate change will wreck profitable operations in most of those shiathile states.
A lot of poor people will be left behind, buts that's life.we can learn from their plight.


Mcds is IL. Which while it is in majority blue Chicagoland area, I have a feeling Oak Brook itself leans quite a bit red. I can't even afford to get a ticket in that town., And I drive through it often.
 
2022-05-07 10:21:34 AM  

Screw_this_life: desertfool: Nick Nostril: My wife was 31 when we had our first. Guy I work with had his first at 47 (wife was 39). He has two now is says he just hopes he can see them graduate high school.

I was 34 and Mrs. Fool was 33. It would have been easier to have them young and out of the house earlier.

The one perk to having kids young, I will still be relatively young when the last one graduates high school. I can still have time to enjoy the financial security that being establishes brings (versus being childfree as broke 20somethings).
I will only be in my mid-40s.


Yes, you'll be financially free of your kids when they graduate high school.  Totes.
 
2022-05-07 10:22:01 AM  
Holy wow, 30 is the median? That is a huge red flag about how farked young people feel in life. Saddled with debts, unable to afford housing, low paying work. Shiat needs to get fixed and overturning RvW is NOT the farking solution.
 
2022-05-07 10:22:12 AM  

PR Deltoid: CarnySaur: So the term "Babies having babies." will be trending again.

Is "Babies murdering babies" more to your liking?

All sorts of birth control exists today, many of which are subsidized or free.

Did everyone forget about the "Morning After Pill"?  Available at your local CVS or Walgreens, just as soon as you can drag your ass out the door in your pajamas to go get one.


The more "liberal" than today Supreme Court already ruled companies don't have to provide birth control with health insurance.  You better believe the current Supreme Court will let states BAN all birth control.
 
2022-05-07 10:22:23 AM  

limeyfellow: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

Only the poor ones and sluts that they want to punish. Rich people will just take their daughters to where they can still get abortions and evangelists and politicians won't have a problem when their mistresses get pregnant.


The poor ones will get abortions too. They'll just die from them a lot more frequently.
It's the only real point of this.
 
2022-05-07 10:22:57 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: bostonguy: Sadly and scarily, the median age will plummet as teens and twentysomethings will be forced to give birth.

With social media, I suspect abortifacients will become all the rage.  Just like ivermectin, you can get milfpristone at the feed store.


Or sex-ed tiktoks.

Those probably exist.
 
2022-05-07 10:23:36 AM  

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2022-05-07 10:24:19 AM  

12349876: PR Deltoid: CarnySaur: So the term "Babies having babies." will be trending again.

Is "Babies murdering babies" more to your liking?

All sorts of birth control exists today, many of which are subsidized or free.

Did everyone forget about the "Morning After Pill"?  Available at your local CVS or Walgreens, just as soon as you can drag your ass out the door in your pajamas to go get one.

The more "liberal" than today Supreme Court already ruled companies don't have to provide birth control with health insurance.  You better believe the current Supreme Court will let states BAN all birth control.


This - do not for a moment believe that birth control will be their next target.
 
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