Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an outspoken voice when it comes to climate change.  Now she's questioning whether it's Ok to have children. She said that  “It does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK still to have children?” There's a broader group of women who are actually refusing to have children until climate change is addressed. It's a movement called Birthstrike. This is where women around the world are uniting and refusing to have children until "the world takes climate change seriously." These "climate activists" say it's their response to the coming “climate breakdown and civilization collapse.”  What seems to be lost on them is that a more direct way for civilization to collapse is to refuse to… have children.