In our time all Greece was visited by a dearth of children and general decay of population… This evil grew upon us rapidly, and without attracting attention, by our men becoming perverted to a passion for show and money and the pleasures of an idle life.”
— Polybius circa 140 B.C.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We are currently experiencing the same evil. Mothers and fathers are aborting their sons and daughters to avoid the expense of raising children so they can spend more on themselves. In many Western countries, the birth rate is below two children per woman, the ratio required to maintain our current population. A nation whose population is in decline is a nation in decline. A nation with a culture that values things over the lives of its own children is a nation without hope.