Baby Bust: COVID-19 Lockdown Fails to Bring New Lives into this Awful, Terrible, Doomed World

The pandemic lockdown was expected to create a baby boom — as young couples spent more time together alone — but the reverse has happened. Has anti-natalism, the belief that reproduction is morally wrong, created a baby bust. Are young people avoiding pro-creation because they don’t want to bring new lives into this awful, terrible, doomed world — or avoiding pregnancy to make the Earth safer for other — non-human — species?

Background Resource:
Why, Despite Everything, You Should Have Kids (If You Want Them)
[Tom Whyman, The New York Times, April 13, 2021]

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