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US birth rate at all-time low

Catholic World News - October 04, 2012

The birth rate for US women of childbearing age hit a record low in 2011, as did the teen birth rate, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. The birth rate for women of ages 20-25 also hit a record low.

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  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Oct. 04, 2012 7:58 AM ET USA

    "...according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control." Disease Control? I didn't know that pregnancy and childbirth were sicknesses.

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