A huge opportunity to birth healthy children and lower future healthcare costs
Each year in the United States around 6 million women conceive.i Around a million deliberately abort the pregnancy.ii,iii Another million or so miscarry.iv Approximately four million children are bornv and a shocking and rising number of those have birth defects.
The exact number of birth defective children is hard to nail down.vi,vii America does not have a standard definition of what a birth defect is.viii Some states count defects only visible at birth, like cleft palate. Some states count only those defects that were visible and corrective action was taken. Other systems include in their birth defects count things present.......
Thinking Futuristically about "Jobs"
I am a big believer in the oath taken when sworn in to testify in court. It defines truth: "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". It rules out half truths, exaggeration, and downright lies. Pursuit of the truth is foundational to our democratic society.
Too bad we don't use the same oath when we talk about creating jobs.
You cannot open a paper or go to a party or meeting without someone talking with squishy facts about "job creation", or "jobs lost to regulations", or "jobs leaving the country". But not all jobs are the same - a fact often left out of the discussion.
Additionally, we usually discuss jobs by talking about their absence -