Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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04 May 2009

Sustain the Civilization. Become a Mother!

Apparently, Jon and Kate Gosselin and Nadya Suleman are not enough.
I was rather surprised by the number of children Americans are having. Most of my friends have at least one sibling, though a few have none. Despite the fact that I still have some time to contemplate this, I'd always considered having three or four (though after two I'd have to worry about treating the middle children fairly). However, with economy troubles and the difficulties of raising a child in today's world (whatever happened to the Baby Boomers and why didn't they have more children?), even bringing one human being into this world is quite a task (let alone three or four).
A few weeks ago in Women in the Middle East, we were discussing colonialism in Egypt. Women, especially mothers, were exalted for their role in raising the nation. Education became a priority, and wealthy Muslim women pursued charity work to help less fortunate Muslim women, all in the name of not only being good Muslims, but also serving the country.
Meanwhile, we're aborting ourselves into extinction."In 2005, 1.21 million abortions were performed, compared with 1.31 million in 2000. From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions occurred" (Guttmacher).

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