From the Incredible Mollie Z:
I'd always known that it was a good idea to have your
children young, if you were able. That didn't work out for me because I
wasn't even married. Other people have trouble conceiving even at a
young age. These issues are nothing if not difficult. But another
problem is that we lie to women about their chances of getting pregnant
later in life.
The lie is, of course, that it costs you nothing to delay marriage, focus on career and other things, and then decide it is time to have a family. We have always known this was a lie but it was a lie that suited the purposes of those who sought to liberate women from the prison of childbearing and childraising, that fit in with the zero population growth goals, and that fit our ideas of what were the real important things in life.
Kudos to Mollie for exposing the lie...
HT to Estegology for pointing me to the great cartoon from Catholic Health