For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

This is sad. That means ever increasing numbers of children are being raised by a single parent. Even the New York Times recognizes that this is a problem.

The shift is affecting children’s lives. Researchers have consistently found that children born outside marriage face elevated risks of falling into poverty, failing in school or suffering emotional and behavioral problems.

Tell me again how today's culture isn't hurting children.

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