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  • Tuam mother and baby home: the trouble with the septic tank story

    06/07/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT · by narses · 12 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 01:00 | Rosita Boland
    Catherine Corless’s research revealed that 796 children died at St Mary’s. She now says the nature of their burial has been widely misrepresented In light of Corless’s article a Children’s Home Graveyard committee was established last year. In recent months its secretary, Teresa Killeen Kelly, addressed the congregation after Mass at Tuam Cathedral, explaining the work of the committee and asking for donations towards a plaque. Copies of Corless’s article were handed out. As John Lowe, another member of the committee, explained this week at the site of the former home, the group’s aim is to raise €15,000 for a...
  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-3-14 | Terrence McCoy
    In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. Many of the women, after paying a penance of indentured servitude for their out-of-wedlock pregnancy, left the Home for work and lives in other parts of Ireland and beyond. Some of their children were not so fortunate. More than five decades after the Home was closed and destroyed — where a...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Over 60 Percent of Unwed Births Occur to 20-Somethings

    03/14/2011 8:18:42 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 18 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 8th, 2011 | Sarah Torre
    The scandal and heartache of teen pregnancy has been exploited by producers of popular prime-time TV, who have made stories of 16-year-olds stumbling through accelerated adolescence into marketable drama. Likewise, news media have scrutinized the teen birth phenomenon for some time. The truly shocking and underreported story, however, is that of unmarried 20-something parents. While 21 percent of children born outside of marriage are to teen mothers, more than 60 percent of unwed births occur to women in their 20s. It is not the young girls studying for the SAT or fretting over their prom prospects that make up the...
  • Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

    11/08/2010 10:21:24 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 87 replies
    *** The black community's 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent. This issue entered the public consciousness in 1965, when a now famous government report by future senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described a "tangle of pathology" among blacks that fed a 24 percent black "illegitimacy" rate. The white rate then was 4 percent....
  • Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

    11/06/2010 10:53:29 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 158 replies · 2+ views ^ | November 6, 2010 | Jesse Washington
    Snips from Excerpt only website: Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women. The black community's 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent.
  • Stressed single mother Charlotte Church is showing the strain.

    06/21/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:57 PM on 21st June 20 | By Chris Johnson
    Charlotte Church today showed signs of her strain at being a single mother bringing up two little ones. Charlotte, 24, struggled with a host of bags, toys and bottles as she took her two children out for the day. Meanwhile her estranged fiancé, peramatanned Gavin Henson, has been out living it up, looking relaxed and care-free.
  • "Kill the kids and stop paying taxes!"

    05/21/2010 8:04:08 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 1 replies · 392+ views
    The Dave Weinbaum Show ^ | May 21, 2010 | Dave Weinbaum
    Dave to caller: "We don't kill children on this show!" Audio clip.
  • Obama's New Math & The Rise of the Unwed Mother

    02/11/2010 6:18:09 AM PST · by wizkid · 8 replies · 410+ views
    JohnQuinciy ^ | 02/11/2010 | JohnQuincy
    "I want to create a new electoral math. I don't want to practice division, I want to practice addition.'' -Obama While new math may have been a dismal failure in public schools, Obama’s electoral new math has succeeded stupendously for him. It led to his victory in Iowa over Hillary and eventually to the White House. He wanted additional voters and he got them. For example, when the time came to caucus in Iowa, over half the attendees were first timers who mainly supported Obama. As a strategy, it was laughable. Think George McGovern. It was a desperate ploy from...
  • Obama's New Math

    02/10/2010 10:00:00 PM PST · by wizkid · 6 replies · 372+ views
    JohnQuincy ^ | 02/10/2009 | JohnQuincy
    "I want to create a new electoral math. I don't want to practice division, I want to practice addition.'' -Obama
  • Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby

    11/17/2009 5:35:06 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 43 replies · 1,488+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Nov 16 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An Army cook and single mom may face criminal charges after she skipped her deployment flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care for her infant son while she was overseas. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, claims she had no choice but to refuse deployment orders because the only family she had to care for her 10-month-old son — her mother — was overwhelmed by the task, already caring for three other relatives with health problems.

    04/09/2009 11:00:42 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 7 replies · 636+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa | April 9, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    A recent U.S. Bureau of Census report indicates that 40% of unwed births in the U.S. in 2007 were out of wedlock. In California that percentage was 41.1%. What the press failed to report however is that Latinos represented 65%, or about two thirds, of all the unwed births in California. As a category, Whites came in a distant second at nearly 19%. See retabulated U.S. Census data below: California Unwed Births 2007 Total Unwed Births: 232,966 Total Wed & Unwed Births: 566,352 Unwed Births: Latino 151,440 65.1% White 43,660 18.7% Black 22,879 9.8% Asian 12,630 5.4% American Indian 2,357...
  • Obama: A Forgery is Unacceptable!

    09/06/2008 4:38:21 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies · 1,062+ views
    09-06-08 | STE=Q
    The day before McCain surprised the nation with his pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate, I had a ‘discussion’ with a woman I have known for many years. Although well into the “gifted” range (so called “genius“ ) she has a penchant for choosing political losers! She is a walking talking example that IQ and common sense do not necessarily follow the same ark. I had once argued, that if I were President, I would put her on my staff as a reverse barometer; I would do the opposite of whatever course of action she would suggest I...
  • Study: Divorce, illegitimate kids costing taxpayers $112 billion.

    04/16/2008 10:22:06 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 22 replies · 71+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2008 | daniel1212
    NEW YORK - Divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing costs U.S. taxpayers more than $112 billion a year, according to a study commissioned by groups advocating government action to bolster marriage.
  • How our tax dollars subsidize family breakup

    04/26/2008 6:56:59 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 33 replies · 91+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 26, 2008 | Stephen Baskerville
    Divorce and unwed childbearing cost taxpayers at least $112 billion each year or more than $1 trillion over the last decade. This estimate from the Institute for American Values is, as the authors suggest, likely to be an underestimate. This staggering but plausible tally of the economic costs of family dissolution follows what we have long known about the social costs. All our major social ills -- poverty, violent crime, substance abuse, truancy and more -- are more closely linked to family breakdown and single-parent homes than to any other factor. A poor black child from an intact home is...
  • Divorce, out-of-wedlock childbearing costs taxpayers more than $112 billion a year

    04/15/2008 6:36:59 AM PDT · by mombyprofession · 30 replies · 76+ views
    Fox News Website ^ | Apr. 15, 2008 | AP
    NEW YORK — Divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing cost U.S. taxpayers more than $112 billion a year, according to a study commissioned by four groups advocating more government action to bolster marriages. Sponsors say the study is the first of its kind and hope it will prompt lawmakers to invest more money in programs aimed at strengthening marriages. Two experts not connected to the study said such programs are of dubious merit and suggested that other investments — notably job creation — would be more effective in aiding all types of needy families. There have been previous attempts to calculate the...
  • Lawmaker Calls Unmarried Teen Parents 'Sluts'

    02/07/2008 12:25:39 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 176 replies · 631+ views
    Denver News ^ | 2/7/2008 | Denver News
    DENVER -- A Colorado Springs lawmaker referred Wednesday to unmarried, pregnant teenagers and the fathers as "sluts" who should be made to feel ashamed for their lack of morals. Rep. Larry Liston’s remarks were made during a discussion with health care professionals at a Republican legislative caucus lunch about Colorado’s high teen pregnancy rate. "In my parents' day and age, (unmarried teen parents) were sent away, they were shunned, they were called what they are," Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Larry Liston said during the meeting in Denver. "There was at least a sense of shame." "I think it’s wrong. They’re...
  • Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.

    09/20/2006 6:23:31 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 386 replies · 3,924+ views ^ | 9 16 06 | Amy Laura Hall
    Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had a way with words. In 1922, she wrote a book chapter titled "The Cruelty of Charity." Charity toward the poor, especially toward poor immigrants, she opined, only "encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others, which brings with it … a dead weight of human waste."
  • Prolife Home for Unwed Mothers Featured on FX Networks '30 Days' this Wednesday

    08/23/2006 10:51:02 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 94 replies · 2,604+ views
    email | 8 23 06 | email
    LONG BEACH, Ca., Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- His Nesting Place, a pro-life home for unwed mothers will be featured on FX Networks "30 Days" program this Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00PM. Morgan Spurlock, producer of Super Size Me, sent his video crew along with pro-choice activist, Jennifer from Atlanta Georgia, to His Nesting Place for 30 days. During these 30 days Jennifer lived in the home under the same guidelines as any pregnant woman in a crisis pregnancy situation would live. Jennifer was required to help out around the home as well as volunteer at the crisis pregnancy center...
  • Marrying moms, dads need apply (Proposed "Marry Your Baby's Daddy" Day)

    01/06/2005 2:07:32 PM PST · by mountaineer · 12 replies · 542+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan. 6 2005 | Adam Nichols
    Unwed parents are being seduced into wedlock by a New York writer fighting to reverse an anti-marriage trend. Author Maryann Reid is tempting couples with kids to take the plunge in a high-profile, all-expenses paid event - called Marry Your Baby Daddy Day. She is looking for 10 couples who will tie the knot in an effort to halt a trend that, she claims, has 70% of black parents living outside wedlock. "Everybody in the African-American community knows a baby mama or a baby daddy," she said, using slang terms to refer to single parents. "It's almost become trendy in...