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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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.