Dean has a few questions regarding the “more women are choosing to go childless” issue. As is usual, the comments section at Dean’s World is top-notch.
Incidentally, I’m currently re-reading Zach Hughes’ ‘Pressure Man’, a mid-70s sci-fi novel about an attempt to rescue some alien technology that might allow humans to colonize other worlds. Earth is grossly overpopulated and the environmentalist/domestic movement has grown into terrorists organizations dedicated to destorying everything that takes money and effort away from feeding the starving population of the planet. How powerful are these terrorist organizations? They mount a major military attack on the space center designing the alien-retreival spacecraft.
In the book, the USA’s population, which has brought the nation to its knees due to lack of food and, well, just about everything, is 300 million.