Re: Octuplets... women are not meant to have littersJan 31st, 2009
People selling their 9 year old daughters off for cash can hardly be said to be living in a society where women have meaningful control over their fertility. If they can't even control whether or not they are sold to a 40 year old man, they certainly don't get to decide how many times they'll get pregnant.
When women get control of their fertility, birth rates decline. It doesn't mean they won't all have big families, but again, please show me one of those poor countries where this has happened (8 babies at once with no means of support after already having 6 kids). You can't, cause it hasn't. They are two separate issues.
Talk about large families in the 3rd world and the "in the 30's... are just ludicrous