72% Of Babies Born To Unwed Mothers

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    Things move slowly here. Women sit shoulder-to-shoulder in the narrow waiting room, sometimes for more than an hour. Carroll does not rush her mothers in and out. She wants her babies born as healthy as possible, so Carroll spends time talking to the mothers about how they should care for themselves, what she expects them to do — and why they need to get married.

    Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate - Yahoo! News
     
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    So the just say no plan is having a bit of trouble?
     
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    What part of NO don't they understand?
     
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    You're pretty casual about the situation, eh?

    "Here is the lottery ticket that single mothers are handing their innocent children by choosing to raise them without fathers: Controlling for socioeconomic status, race, and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single parent. By 1996, 70 percent of inmates in state juvenile detention centers serving long-term sentences were raised by single mothers. Seventy-two percent of juvenile murderers and 60 percent of rapists come from single-mother homes. Seventy percent of teenage births, dropouts, suicides, runaways, juvenile delinquents, and child murderers involve children raised by single mothers. Girls raised without fathers are more sexually promiscuous and more likely to end up divorced. A 1990 study by the Progressive Policy Institute showed that after controlling for single motherhood, the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared. Various studies have come up with slightly different numbers, but all the figures are grim. According to the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, children from single-parent families account for 63 percent of all youth suicides, 70 percent of all teenage pregnancies, 71 percent of all adolescent chemical/substance abuse, 80 percent of all prison inmates, and 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children.

    A study cited in the Village Voice produced similar numbers. It found that children brought up in single-mother homes 'are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home.' Single motherhood is like a farm team for future criminals and social outcasts."
    Coulter, "Guilty"
    (emphasis mine)
     
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    Well, thats an interesting factoid.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, more than 99.9% of all babies, regardless of sex or race, are born naked.
     
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    What are the other .1% born wearing?
     
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    A beaver fur coat...:eusa_sick:
     
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    No is the most misunderstood word by the young.
     
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    Or it could be a combination of the "you can have all the 'safe' sex you want" and "you don't need anyone else's help you're a strong woman" plans that are having a bit of trouble.
     
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