Skip to comments.Births to Unmarried U.S. Women Set Record
Posted on 10/28/2005 11:58:41 AM PDT by mlc9852
WASHINGTON - Nearly 1.5 million babies, a record, were born to unmarried women in the United States last year, the government reported Friday. And it isn't just teenagers any more. ADVERTISEMENT 
"People have the impression that teens and unmarried mothers are synonymous," said Stephanie Ventura of the National Center for Health Statistics.
But last year teens accounted for just 24 percent of unwed births, down from 50 percent in 1970, she commented.
The increases in unmarried births have been among women in their 20s, she said, particularly those 25 to 29.
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There is a guy here in my office who has 3 illegitimate children already. Two are within 2 months of each other. I sure would hate to see that guy take a well placed shot to the nuts.
The women should work on avoiding sex, but the guys should also work to stop spreading their seed.
Fathers are irrelevant these days.
Katie Colic told me so.
Marriage? What is that they say.
Ah, yes, the "Lifestyle Mommies." We must not judge them, for that would be judgemental.
In a little under two generations, we have gone from a child being born out of wedlock as an event that is nothing to crow about, and even something to be ashamed of(and the mother was always an object lesson of what not to do with your life to young people, especially young women)...to it being a "lifestyle choice."
We arrive at this sorry situation after abortion on demand, nonjudgementalism and inchoate defiance have formed a perfect confluence.
Since I have backed into this subject before on FR, and had to deal with serious hysterical incoming, let me make clear what I'm saying and what I'm not saying.
I am NOT saying that these children should have been aborted, for God's sake. I am also not saying that such children are "less worthy" than those born to married couples. I have been accused of both those, many times, simply for lamenting this situation.
I am saying: This is not the best situation, for a kid. It does not bode well for society. As for the new single mothers who are in "domestic living" situations...girls, don't you realize that not demanding that the guy make you "an honest woman" by marrying you and setting up a legitimate household (yeah, I'll use the word "legitimate," go ahead and sue me), you are literally leaving the door open for him to take a walk at some very inconvenient point for you? Then what will happen to the child born of your "lifestyle" choice.
Oh, there's another thing I've been hit with before: So many marriages end in divorce, you can understand why people don't bother getting married. Yeah, keep thinking like that, the socialist-secularist-society-destroyers just love it to death when the masses parrot their aims back to them. Oh, and they're the people who want to do so much "for the children"...unless it involves doing all you can for their emotional and physical stability.
Pop quiz: How do the majority of lifestyle moms vote? Especially, how do they vote five or six years down the road, when responsibilities and expenses start to overwhelm them?
Hey, I feel pretty good now. A blistering attack against the unhealthy society the liberals have transformed us into over the last 30 years always gives me relief...for about 20 minutes.
What a shame. I feel so sorry for those children.
America...Europization in session.
Until the Government stops paying for most of these bastards nothing will change.
"Those between 30-45 and decent are hard to find.
Try your local church. That's where the decent women are.
And women's lib made this all sound like such a great thing. They were very, very wrong and children are paying the price.
"America...Europization in session."
Yep. Some of us can't seem to get there fast enough.
Marriage does seem to be declining in the USA. The rest of the article is interesting.
I would like a race breakdown
Well stated. I agree with your entire post.
I've done a lot of work with unwed mothers. I help them get off to a good start.
What can I say, I like to give back to the community.
Why bother to get married any more? Especially with such high divorce rates. And with benefits available to "partners" now, not much reason to I guess.
And so are we all, since we have to deal with those children and the adults they become.
Are we turning into a nation of b@$#@%*$?
Looks like we're going to need to build more jails.
I don't think it's really necessary. But it is happening more and more across all races and economic situations.
I though Hillery said it took a village.
And your employer is OK with that? Doesn't that tell them something about the person he is?
US is truly doomed.
A better title may be: "More Sluts in US than Ever Before".
If the terms of marriage were reversed and women were required to enter a legally subserviant position i.e. surrender their future income and their children at the drop of a hat, I very much doubt women would marry.
Takes two to tango - well, it used to.
"I would like a race breakdown"
I don't know that one, but I can do a nice "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" for you if you have a couple of minutes.
Did you think about clicking and reading the article. I think you'll find the info you want there.
People tend to get what they deserve. The women in those situations got what they deserve.
But it's the children who really suffer.
White: 18,000 fewer births in 2004 than 2003
Hispanic: 32,000 more births in 2004 than 2003
Asian: 8,000 more births in 2004 than 2003
Black: 72 more births in 2004 than 2003
"Why bother to get married any more? Especially with such high divorce rates."
I guess I'm a traditionalist. I'm in favor of marriage. It add stability to a relationship, especially if there are children. Now, I never had children, but I'm sure happy to be married to a wonderful woman.
Hey there are some of us over 45 (I'm 48) who are decent!
True - they aren't getting what they deserve. They just had the misfortune of being born to an irresponsible parent.
As a public policy matter, there isn't much we can do I am afraid.
"And women's lib made this all sound like such a great thing. They were very, very wrong and children are paying the price."
And what kinds of "families" will these children make, one day? What the heck are their reference points?
I praise all who are hard working honest Americans. I also praise those who stick together as husband and wife and do their best to make things work out.
Well said. While single parents deserve our help through acts of kindness and charity as needed, it is not the best situation and we should never pretend that it is.
I have a co-worker who has two children from two different fathers, neither of which care to see their kids, nor pay a dime for them.
The girl is in her early 20's and is already on many forms of state assistance to help pay for her poor choices. Housing assistance, free medical, free dental, food stamps, free day care, the works.
She's obviously able to work, since she's working here, but she only wants to work part-time. See, if she works ful time then she makes too much money, and will lose much of her assistance.
We were talking earlier this week about medical insurance, and I was talking about how expensive mine is. $420 a month, plus a $500 deductible per person, per year. She starts bragging about her "plan", saying that she gets everything free and "it dont' cost me nothin' - it's great!"
I simply said, "you're welcome" and walked out of the room.
Welfare, single parenting, one-night hook-ups that result in kids were once shameful things that used to carry a stigma. No longer. Now they're proud of how well they're screwing the system to get everything for free.
Makes me sick, to be perfectly honest.
That's something to be real proud of.
Formal marriage is more or less irrelevant in Scandinavia and elsewhere in North-Western Europe as a social arrangement these days. This does not mean that folks don't live in monogamous relationships. It's just that formal marriage, a formalization of a human relationship, is not anymore seen as the only possible indicator of a long-term commitment between a man and woman.
Oh, I think marriage is extremely important, especially if you want children. But being a realist, I see it becoming less and less important to the younger generation. So many children have siblings they don't even know. I don't expect it to get better any time soon.
Our company is self-insured for health insurance, so we have paid for two of those babies. Yes, he got two women in the office pregnant.
You summed it up well. Doesn't bode well for the future of the US.
"Oh, I think marriage is extremely important, especially if you want children. But being a realist, I see it becoming less and less important to the younger generation. So many children have siblings they don't even know. I don't expect it to get better any time soon."
I guess it all depends, but I sure seem to be buying lots of wedding presents for nieces and nephews these days. Seems like there's a wedding every other week in my family and my wife's family. And the ones that are already married? Man, they're making babies at a frightening rate.
This is going to adversely affect my bank balance, I'm sure. As a childless uncle and aunt, my wife and I...well let's just say there are expectations of us.
Love those kids!
Please explain, WHY You (and your TV staff) did this?..in 1991..the glorification of B@st@rds / S!uts...Hmmm?
w/ apologies to twit, eurotwit