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@$#@%*$?