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Keyword: unwedmothers

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  • Married homes least likely to be violent: study

    01/07/2015 8:04:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-7-15 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Children living in unwed-mother homes are more likely to witness domestic violence than children growing up with their married mother and father, says a new analysis. The finding is counterintuitive since mothers who have never married would appear to be less likely to get into fights at home with someone. However, data show that the rate of witnessing domestic violence among children living with never-married mothers was 116 children per 1,000, “six times higher than the rate for children in intact families,” said psychologist Nicholas Zill, who published his findings at the Institute for Family Studies in Charlottesville, Va., in...
  • Unwed Celebrity Mom Does Breastfeeding Pictorial

    08/17/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 17, 2014 | JP
    Actress Olivia Wilde is featured on the cover of the September issue of Glamour magazine. Inside the glossy is an article in which Wilde talks about what life is like for her “being a working mom.” An article featuring the vacuous ramblings of the newby mom (“I wasn’t going to sacrifice myself because I was becoming a mother,” she told her interviewer) would be unworthy of comment here were it not for the pictorial that accompanied the article. Or, more specifically, the photo of Wilde sitting in the booth of some Hollywood diner, glammed up in a Roberto Cavalli dress,...
  • Census Report Shocker (census report details demographic details of non-marital childbearing)

    05/03/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2013 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The issue of "who's minding the kids" is now taking back seat to "who is having the kids." The just-released Census Bureau Report, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth, 2011," (SECCUM) describes for the first time the demographic details of non-marital childbearing -- and it is not a pretty picture. The report reveals dramatic increases in non-marital births and is the first Census Bureau report showing the relationship of non-marital births to geographic variations and educational attainment. It is depressing yet unsurprising that with median age of women at first marriage approaching 27 years...
  • Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’

    07/15/2012 6:00:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 14, 2012 | JASON DePARLE
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jessica Schairer has so much in common with her boss, Chris Faulkner, that a visitor to the day care center they run might get them confused. They are both friendly white women from modest Midwestern backgrounds who left for college with conventional hopes of marriage, motherhood and career. They both have children in elementary school. They pass their days in similar ways: juggling toddlers, coaching teachers and swapping small secrets that mark them as friends. They even got tattoos together. Though Ms. Faulkner, as the boss, earns more money, the difference is a gap, not a...
  • Patton: 1965 'Tangle of Pathology' is a 2012 Reality

    02/21/2012 8:35:42 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Doug Patton
    As the national media and the establishment of both parties begin their obligatory mocking of Rick Santorum — arguably the new GOP frontrunner — for his passionate yet well-reasoned defense of innocent human life, traditional marriage, fidelity, monogamy and conservative family values, it is worth noting that he is absolutely right about the havoc the sexual revolution and the welfare state have wrought upon America. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then a Labor Department official, released an alarming report about the number of black children born to unwed mothers. The percentage at that time was 25 percent. In the years...
  • (Bastard Nation) Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms

    02/18/2012 12:59:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    NYT NEWS SERVICE (Via San Diego U-T) ^ | Feb. 18, 2012 | JASON DEPARLE & SABRINA TAVERNISE
    Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: More than half of births to U.S. women younger than 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the past two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends,...
  • For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Out of Wedlock

    02/18/2012 5:00:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 179 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE
    LORAIN, Ohio — It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data....
  • Unwed mothers suffer long-term health woes, study finds

    06/04/2011 2:45:51 PM PDT · by thecodont · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | June 2, 2011, 11:25 a.m. | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
    [...] A new study published Thursday in the American Sociological Review shows that the negative health consequences for women who give birth out of wedlock can be long lasting — and are unlikely to go away when those women marry later in life. Lead author Kristi Williams, an associate professor of sociology at Ohio State University, looked at data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which followed nearly 13,000 men and women born between 1957 and 1965. Participants in the survey have been interviewed regularly over a course of about 30 years. Among other questions, the survey asked participants...
  • From Seasonal Libertarianism To Long-Term Welfare

    05/31/2011 8:27:46 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 37 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 1, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Happy with high taxes America? Thank an unwed single mother! From The Heritage Foundation: In fact, roughly 75 percent of all families on welfare are single-parent families. With the number of unwed births skyrocketing over the last five decades (more than 40 percent of births in the United States today are to single moms), the cost of federal welfare has mushroomed. Currently, Washington operates more than 70 welfare programs at a cost edging toward $1 trillion annually. Yet poverty and government dependence aren’t the only problems connected to single-parent families. Children raised without fathers are at greater risk for a...
  • MSNBC to report on 'Obama's birth record'

    01/28/2011 11:01:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 207 replies
    1/29/11
    Just saw it promoted. They can't hold it in any longer.
  • Baghdad by the Lake: Chicago needs its own counterinsurgency program against violence

    01/10/2010 9:44:42 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies · 650+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/10/2010 | Philip R. O'Connor
    The far nastier truth is that organized criminal gangs are contesting the claim of legitimate government. The weekly murder map of the Tribune's RedEye edition shows where Chicago's murder rates rival those in Baghdad's toughest sectors (chicagotribune.com/homicides). Insurgencies thrive on disorder. The message is that government is unable or unwilling to protect residents and their property. Insurgents -- in Chicago's case, street gangs rather than al-Qaida terrorists, Shiite militias or Afghanistan's Taliban -- fill the void. Like insurgents elsewhere, Chicago gangs recruit members using punishment and rewards. They sometimes murder police informants and collaborators and dispense justice according to their...
  • Teen Mommy Treatment

    10/13/2009 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 55 replies · 1,816+ views
    October 12 2009 | Niuhuru
    I was chatting with another FReeper on how teen mothers should be treated. Instead of being given free housing, what about Hostels as one Tory MP suggested? Why not save all the welfare perks for people who are responsible?
  • Holdren: Seize babies born to unwed women

    09/30/2009 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 38 replies · 1,209+ views
    Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook that "illegitimate children" born to unwed mothers could be taken by the government and put up for adoption if the mother refused to have an abortion. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, argued that "illegitimate childbearing could be strongly discouraged" as a socioeconomic measure imposed to control population growth. As previously reported, WND has obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment" that Holdren co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Anne. The authors argued involuntary...
  • Sex Ed Is Failing In America

    03/19/2009 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Petro · 21 replies · 732+ views
    Obviously, the progressive viewpoint of providing sex education in our schools and the movement towards handing out birth control isn't working. And why should it? We've got an educational system in this country that can't teach the basics of reading and math, and somehow, we expect that same system to do a good job in teaching sex ed?
  • Ann Coulter: GOODBYE, AMERICA! IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED (Closing in on Quadrillion)

    02/11/2009 2:48:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 54 replies · 3,078+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Feb 11, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    GOODBYE, AMERICA! IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTEDFebruary 11, 2009It's bad enough when illiterate jurors issue damages awards in the billions of dollars because they don't grasp the difference between a million and a billion. Now it turns out the Democrats don't know the difference between a million and a trillion. Why not make the "stimulus bill" a kazillion dollars? All Americans who work for a living, or who plan to work for a living sometime in the next century, are about to be stuck with a trillion-dollar bill to fund yet more oppressive government bureaucracies. Or as I call...
  • Mississippi has highest teen birth rate, CDC says

    01/07/2009 9:01:35 AM PST · by Islander7 · 26 replies · 1,005+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | Jan 7, 2009 | By MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA – Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, according to a new federal report released Wednesday. Mississippi's rate was more than 60 percent higher than the national average in 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The teen pregnancy rate in Texas and New Mexico was more than 50 percent higher. ------------- Snip
  • No Dr. Wright, God Bless America

    03/23/2008 1:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,170+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 23, 2008 | Kevin McCullough
    Even though Barack Obama has "moved on" from the messy association that he has recently been forced to explain to man who had been his pastor for 20 years, it is clear - the voters haven't. There are legitimate questions being raised about a relationship that spans a generation and the beliefs of a man who has on multiple dozens of occasions issued some of the most vitriolic, bigoted, racism imaginable in America today. No doubt one of the most infamous video moments recently unearthed was Jeremiah Wright's use of what he cleverly believed to be a cute play on...
  • Milford special (double) delivery

    01/03/2008 5:45:31 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 17 replies · 133+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 1-3-07 | Frank Juliano
    Milford special (double) delivery FRANK JULIANO Article Last Updated: 01/02/2008 11:42:34 PM EST MILFORD — Larryett Thomas already knows something about the twin boys she gave birth to early Wednesday morning: They are impatient. Thomas, 25, of 28 Ellis St., had already delivered the first baby at home when paramedics arrived at 4:30 a.m., said Capt. Michael McDaniel, the Fire Department spokesman. "The baby was suspended in her stretch pants, and the paramedics got it out, cut the cord and got it crying and then delivered the next one,'' McDaniel said. Thomas, who was admitted to Bridgeport Hospital following the...
  • Bill Cosby: Men, Claim Your Children

    08/24/2006 4:20:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 82 replies · 2,104+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/24/06 | AP
    Comedian Bill Cosby, making an all-day visit to Baltimore on Tuesday, took absentee fathers to task, urged elementary school students to study and suggested unusual methods to prevent teenage pregnancy. "If you hear a female say, 'I want to have something that loves me,' stop her," Cosby said during a visit to a West Baltimore elementary school. "Stop her quickly. Duct tape her to the closet. This is no time to fool around. You can't dump this (baby) on your mother, you can't dump this on your grandmother." Cosby was serious most of the time, however, including, at a panel...
  • Sex Ed Changes At School With 65 Pregnant Teens

    08/15/2006 5:54:24 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 73 replies · 1,967+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | August 15, 2006 | AP
    Sex Ed Changes At School With 65 Pregnant TeensPOSTED: 8:17 am EDT August 15, 2006 UPDATED: 8:40 am EDT August 15, 2006 CANTON, Ohio -- An Ohio school board is expanding sex education following the revelation that 13 percent of one high school's female students were pregnant last year. There were 490 female students at Timken High School in 2005, and 65 were pregnant, WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported. The new Canton school board program promotes abstinence but also will teach students who decide to have sex how to do so responsibly, bringing the city school district's health curriculum in line...
  • Pass up that 'Baby Mama' dance, girls

    03/22/2006 6:30:06 AM PST · by mathprof · 87 replies · 2,399+ views
    Balt Sun ^ | 3/22/06 | Gregory Kane
    Can I be the only one who finds something wrong with this quote? "They didn't cater to pregnant girls at all. They don't have any sympathy for you. The attitude is, 'It's your fault.'" Thus spake Alyssa Boyd, with all the wisdom accumulated from living 17 long years on this earth, in an article by Sun reporter Sara Neufeld that ran Monday. According to Neufeld's article, Boyd was a top student at Western High School before she got pregnant and transferred to the Laurence G. Paquin Middle/High School, which has a history of giving pregnant girls the opportunity to continue...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/18/2006 7:06:58 PM PST · by wagglebee · 127 replies · 1,675+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/19/06 | TAMAR LEWIN
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • Baby-killing case against daughter shocks dad (Left her baby to die in alley behind a bar)

    10/16/2005 1:21:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,994+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | 10/15/05 | LANCE BENZEL
    It's been three years since Terry Ashcraft of Billings last spoke to his daughter, the 21-year-old University of Southern California student accused of leaving her newborn son to die in an alley behind a popular bar in Los Angeles. So Ashcraft was as shocked as anyone when he learned of the allegations against Holly Ashcraft - a pretty honor roll graduate of West High who reportedly attended USC on a full scholarship. “If I could say something that would enlighten things, I would do that,” Terry Ashcraft said outside his home Friday. “All I can really say about it is...
  • SCHLUSSEL: "American Idol," Who's Your (Baby) Daddy?

    04/07/2005 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 62 replies · 2,274+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | April 6, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    “American Idol”: Who’s Your (Baby)Daddy? April 6, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Being an unwed teen mother is “a badge of honor,” right? That was the scheduled message of this week’s “American Idol,” courtesy of Fantasia Barrino. Barrino—the young unwed, single mother who won last season’s “AI”— was set to showcase her biggest song, “Baby Mama,” according to weeks of press reports. Fortunately, at the last minute, she performed another song. “Baby Mama” couldn’t send a worse message to young American girls—and boys—that watch the show in droves. Barrino sings that being a “Baby Mama”— an unwed, single mother—is a good...
  • Please, no more 1960s

    06/10/2004 9:21:50 AM PDT · by qam1 · 72 replies · 1,594+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/9/04 | Jonathan Freedland
    Has any generation in history ever banged on about itself more and with less merit than the baby boomers? Oh good, another 1960s retrospective. And another. And another. You can't move for celebrations of "the decade that changed the world forever". Tate Britain is honouring the art of the swinging decade in an exhibition starting at the end of the month. BBC Four is a week into its Summer in the Sixties season, while the Sunday Times magazine is devoting acres to the 10 years that shook the planet. Why this surge of interest? Has a milestone passed? Or is...
  • Future of Prayer in School

    09/23/2003 7:44:40 AM PDT · by EO1TopDawg · 4 replies · 105+ views
    anonomous e-mail | 2003 | Christian UnKnown
    Subject: The New School Prayer Now I sit me down in school Where praying is against the rule For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd. If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights. And anytime my head I bow Becomes a Federal matter now. Our hair can be purple, orange or green, That's no offense; it's a freedom scene. The law is specific, the law is precise. Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice. For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all. In silence alone...
  • Welfare study shows ideas changing

    11/18/2002 8:51:14 AM PST · by tdadams · 5 replies · 208+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2002 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    <p>A new study in two states finds that welfare reform is discouraging single mothers from having more children and encouraging them to think "more seriously about getting married."</p> <p>However, "fulfilling family aspirations is a problem for many in this population," said David J. Fein, a welfare researcher at Abt Associates Inc., which is based in Cambridge, Mass.</p>