I agree with you. When we removed the stigma and shame from being an unwed mother, and then paid her to have and keep her baby, all was lost.
Bleeding heart liberals were more concerned with the poor unwed mother’s feelings than the havoc that would be unleashed on society.
They never ask what’s best for society. They only care about the feelings and self esteem of the individual.
Society had given girls a very strong defense to say “no” to an over eager boy, and if the boy needed more persuasion the girls father or older brothers were there to enforce the “no”.
I am not saying teens did not have sex, some did, but a overwhelming majority did not (the proof is the lack of out of wedlock children like we have today). Remember, back then, abortions were illegal.
If a girl got pregnant one of the first thing to happen she was taken out of school. The child was put up for adoption.
The sexual revolution, abortions, the pill have removed the shield young girls once had to say “no” and have the boy accept it.
The message today is you are a prude if you don't engage in sex with any and all, the proof is the out of control STD in our young people today.
Society has rules of behavior that may seem out of touch but were developed so that the society would survive. We have tossed many of those rules aside. The question is are the new rules going to save our society?
(Like all subjects, this is more complicated than can be posted here. These are just my observations.)