It was in 1905 that George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In 1948, Winston Churchill modified this slightly in a speech to the House of Commons when he said: “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” Throughout history it has been obvious that a society or species that fails to reproduce itself faces problems and even extinction. What many fail to understand is that a young and viable workforce is also the key to a nation’s economy.
Historically, this is true of both the classic Greek and Roman civilizations. They accepted abortion and moved away from marriage, family and children. Roman leaders attempted to solve this problem by providing incentives for marriage, family and children. But it was a case of too little, too late. After years as leaders of the civilized world, these civilizations disappeared.