Conservatives Are In For A Rude Awakening If They Think Banning Abortion Will Increase Birth Rates

History suggests they’re about to crash at unprecedented levels

Psychedelics are Medicine
7 min readAug 3, 2022
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To all but a handful of the most delusional and devout evangelicals, it’s pretty obvious at this point what the real intentions of abortion bans are. Between comments about the domestic supply of infants and racist dog whistles about white birth rates, the end goal is to artificially drive up the population in the United States. Increasing unwanted pregnancies will not only result in larger numbers of white babies for the adoption market, but high numbers of people of color trapped in a multigenerational poverty cycle and filling prisons and minimum wage jobs over the following decades.

But ironically, the exact opposite may happen in response to the overturning of Roe vs Wade. The US seems to be on the verge of the greatest birth rate crash we have ever seen. Here are some reasons why Republicans’ efforts at driving up the population will backfire catastrophically.

More people than ever are getting sterilized, including fencesitters and people who may have once wanted kids.

Earlier in 2022, a leaked memo suggested Roe vs Wade would be overturned by the end of summer. In a rapid response, internet…



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