May 14, 2009, - 3:02 pm
–Demographer Patrick Heuveline of the University of California-Los Angeles.
YAY! Let’s hear it for us. Suddenly this is “unique” and being “ahead.” Absurd.
The “good” news, if you can call it that: “only” 40% of births in the United States are to single mothers–as compared to 66% in Iceland and other similarly higher rates in several other European countries. Several other European and Western countries have far lower rates of illegitimacy than we do.
And, as Heuveline says, even the European countries with higher out-of-wedlock birthrates than the U.S. have these births to women in stable non-marital relationships. In the U.S., these women are completely by themselves, and the kids have no father figure. GUH-REAT.
Even more great news:
Other U.S. findings for 2007:
* 60% of births to women ages 20-24 were non-marital, up from 52% in 2002.
* Almost one-third (32.2%) of births to women 25-29 were non-marital, up from one-quarter (25.3%) in 2002.
* Births to unmarried women totaled 1.7 million, 26% more than in 2002.
Yup, let’s hear it for the Bristol Palin lifestyle. BabyMamaZ = Cool. And we wonder why America is collapsing.
Remember when everyone was attacking Dan Quayle for attacking TV single mom “Murphy Brown”?