More women than ever before are opting out of the whole child-raising experience. A study by Pew Research Center revealed that the number of childless women in their 40s has doubled. Among African-American women, the decline is three times that of White women... Read our live chat now. Here's what you had to say: Anonymous commented: "I think many of us are choosing not to have children because we are afraid. We do not want to bring children into a world filled with so many challenges." Annie wrote: I am 41, pregnant and I have never been married. ...I think if you want to have kids it's your business at whatever age."