In one country known for legal abortion (you know, like we are in the United States), there is a new crisis—a shortage of babies. Ukraine, a nation whose infamy includes women using abortion as birth control, has found itself in such a national crisis its now paying women to have babies, going as far as giving them free apartments.
Friends of mine are American missionaries to Ukraine and help plant churches in the middle of an often hopeless region in the nation. Based in Eastern Ukraine, where the birth rate decline is the worst, they daily see people whose lives are drowned in alcoholism and pain, and women whose bodies are completely destroyed due to the number of abortions they have had. Used, literally, as a form of birth control, abortion has done double duty of destroying women’s minds and bodies, while creating a national crisis, that this column says is “a savage depopulation in the last 10 years the state needs all the babes that can be produced.”
The article notes that the cause of this decline is both medical and socio-economic:
Amongst medical factors are the still-prevalent use of abortion for birth control with the subsequent complications of infection causing infertility, whilst the high incidence of sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia cause infertility in childbearing years. Socio-economic factors revolve around the necessity for young mothers to return to work after the birth of one child and the prevalence of inadequate housing for more than one child.