June 17, 2011, - 3:21 pm
Congrats, America. We are now officially BabyDaddy Nation. What an incredible achievement. China and South Korea are making goods and scientists, and we are making babies with no dads. Gee, and you wonder why we are lagging behind.
For Many of These Guys, It’s Just Sperm Donors’ Day
As you know, America celebrates Father’s Day on Sunday. But, unfortunately, numbers show that for men age 44-and-under in America, half of them aren’t really fathers, just sperm donors. It’s not all their fault–it takes two, and many women keep them out of their kids’ lives or refuse marriage or enjoy the high-paid, glamorous life of being the reality TV star daughter of a famous half-governor. But the statistics from Pew Reserch Center are scary and a disturbing trend for America and its complete social breakdown.
Declining marriage rates and increases in out-of-wedlock births and multi-partner fertility have given rise to complicated family structures and have increased the likelihood that fathers will not reside with all of their children. According to the NSFG [National Survey of Family Growth, Pew Research Center], nearly half of all fathers (46%) now report that at least one of their children was born out of wedlock, and 31% report that all of their children were born out of wedlock. In addition, some 17% of men with biological children have fathered those children with more than one woman.
Yay. All hail the Ted-Nugent-Spread-My-Seed-With-6-Women-and-8-Kids-While-Dodging-the-Vietnam-Draft phenomenon.
It’s sad that many media reports I read about this research refer to “fathers ages 15-44.” Um, here’s a tip, America: if you are 15, you are NOT a father in any sense of the word and probably never will be. You are just a sperm donor.
And it gets worse. Look at the graph above. More than three-quarters of all births to men age 20-24 are illegitimate.
Nearly half (46%) of men ages 15 to 44 with biological children report that at least one of their children was born outside of marriage,5 and 31% report that all of their children were born outside of marriage. In contrast, 69% report that they have had at least one of their children within a marriage.
Among young and middle-aged men, the likelihood of having a child out of wedlock varies by cohort. Among biological fathers ages 20 to 24, more than three-fourths (76%) have had a child out of wedlock, while this share drops to 36% for fathers ages 35 to 44.
There are notable differences by race and ethnicity, as well. Some 37% of white biological dads have had at least one child out of wedlock, while 77% have had a birth within a marriage. Black and Hispanic fathers are much more likely to report having had a nonmarital birth. Among black men, 72% have had a child out of wedlock, and 48% have had one in marriage; and among Hispanic men, 59% have had a birth out of wedlock, and 58% have had a birth within a marriage. . . .
Just over half (55%) of men with biological children are married to the biological mother of all of those children. An additional 7% of biological fathers are cohabiting with the mother of their children.
I’ve written before about the fact that 41% of births to American women are illegit. Sadly, it’s now hip on both the left AND the right to carry out this final destruction of the American family unit. Remember, the Bristol Palins of the world and absentee mothers, like her selfish, ambition-chasing mom, Sarah, are as much to blame for this kind of stuff as the Levi Johnstons of the world and his parents.
And glamorizing teen moms, like Bristol Palin doesn’t help stem these statistics. It helps make the statistics get worse.
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