Right wingers have allied themselves with the unlikeliest of villains, warns Politico: babies.

“The far right is so obsessed with making babies, they just held a whole conference about it”, the outlet declares, some five months after the Natalist Conference in Austin, Texas. Some of the women attending the conference were themselves tending to babies, who babbled throughout presentations in an ominous portent to the future pronatalists want. “Natalism is often about more than raising birth rates […] for many in the room, the ultimate goal is a total social overhaul, a culture in which child-rearing is paramount,” the article claimed.

Pronatalists were quick to defend the conference as a non-political effort to address declining birth rates, which they view as a civilisational threat. Luckily for NatalCon, the article may have won them a new patron