Found on Powerlineblog.com
this piece by Phillip Longman in the March/April issue of Foreign Policy, which includes the following:
[N]early 20 percent of women born in the late 1950s are reaching the end of their reproductive lives without having had children. The greatly expanded childless segment of contemporary society, whose members are drawn disproportionately from the feminist and counter-cultural movements of the 1960s and '70s, will leave no genetic legacy.
Now that is sad. Children are a great blessing. There is so much joy and pleasure in one’s children. Of course they have no idea how much one treasures their every word, thought, deed or semi-accomplishment. To go through life without children to watch; now that is an empty sadness.