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lakeway11
Nov 27th, 2006, 02:27 PM
...thanks to the feminist agenda and the NWO plot

4 out of 10 U.S. births out of wedlock

By MIKE STOBBE
AP MEDICAL WRITER

ATLANTA -- Out-of-wedlock births in the United States have climbed to an all-time high, accounting for nearly four in 10 babies born last year, government health officials said Tuesday.

While out-of-wedlock births have long been associated with teen mothers, the birth rate among girls ages 10 to 17 actually dropped last year to the lowest level on record. Instead, births among unwed mothers rose most dramatically among women in their 20s.

Experts said the overall rise reflects the burgeoning number of people who are putting off marriage or living together without getting married. They said it also reflects the fact that having a child out of wedlock is more acceptable nowadays and not necessarily the source of shame it once was.

The increase in births to unwed mothers was seen in all racial groups, but rose most sharply among Hispanics. It was up among all age groups except youngsters ages 10 to 17.

"A lot of people think of teenagers and unmarried mothers synonymously, but they are not driving this," said Stephanie Ventura of the National Center for Health Statistics, a co-author of the report.

The government also reported that the rate of births by Caesarean delivery continued to climb in 2005 to a record high, despite efforts by public health authorities to bring down the number.


Many experts believe a large number of C-sections are medically unnecessary and done only for the convenience of the mother or her doctor.

The government report includes information from 99 percent of U.S. birth certificates filed last year. The information for 2005 is considered preliminary, but officials said it is not expected to change much.

About 4.1 million babies were born in the United States last year, up slightly from 2004. More than 1.5 million of those were to unmarried women; that is about 37 percent of the total. In 2004, about 36 percent of births were out of wedlock.

Out-of-wedlock births have been rising since the late 1990s.

Several factors may be contributing to the trend, said Dr. Yolanda Wimberly, an adolescent-medicine specialist at Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine.

More women in their 30s and 40s, hearing their biological clock, are choosing to give birth despite their single status. Younger women are not as worried about being unmarried, either, she added.

"I think it's more acceptable in society" to have a child without getting married, she said.

Just because a mother is not married does not mean the father isn't around, Ventura noted. She cited 2002 statistics that showed that about 20 percent of all new mothers under 20 were unmarried but living with the father at the time of the birth. The same was true of about 13 percent of all new mothers ages 20 to 24.

According to census figures, the median age at first marriage was 27 for men and 25 for women last year, up from 23 and 20 in 1950. Meanwhile, the number of unmarried-couple households with children has been climbing, hitting more than 1.7 million last year, up from under 200,000 in 1970.

Other findings in the report:

The birth rate among teenagers declined 2 percent in 2005, continuing a trend from the early 1990s. The rate is now about 40 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19. That is the lowest level in the 65 years for which a consistent series of rates is available.

The U.S. teen birth rate is still the highest among industrialized countries.

Births to women in their early 20s rose slightly, to 102 births per 1,000 women ages 20 to 24. Births to women in their late 20s - the most productive group in terms of childbirth - was about the same from the previous year, at about 116 per 1,000 women ages 25 to 29.

The C-section rate rose to 30.2 percent of all births in 2005, an increase of 1 percentage point from the previous year. The rate has risen by nearly half since 1996.

"It is clear that the procedure is being overused," Tonya Jamois, president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network, said in a statement. ICAN is a California-based nonprofit organization focused on lowering C-section rates

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Unmarried_Births.html

samsung101
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Sadly, the rate among Hispanic women is amazingly high.

The idea that hispanic people are family oriented, religious
Catholics, conservative, etc. is junk. I see this every day.
It is partially true, but quickly becoming a thing of the past.


As I've witnessed first hand in Southern California, it is an
accepted part of life among the Hispanic community,
Mexican American (legal and illegal), Latin American,
Central American, etc., and it is deteroriating the family
unit, and the economic growth of an entire segment of
society.


Children born out of wedlock.
Moms w/o fathers to raise a child.
Grandparents raising a 2nd family because their
adult or teen child won't or can't do it.
Gangs, drugs, jail, unemployment, school dropout.

It's creating a permanent class of govt. dependent people,
again and again.



Many men have families in the USA and at home in Mexico
or elsewhere, out of marriage. Children w/Moms w/o dads
by marriage. It's the unspoken acceptance of bigamy and
out of wedlock kids.

High school drop out rates for Hispanics skyrocketing, even
junior high drop outs.

Not all are illegal aliens, many are born here.
There is no excuse for it.
The gangster culture is accepted as OK, and
all that goes w/it.

It's almost celebrated in So. Cal., LA, etc.
It's even a status thing to many.
Gangs use this as a means to grow too.
Homie lifestyle is blown up as good and stylish.
Sick as that is.

Then, there is the money.

The city, county, and state will give you money for
the kids. Forever. Dad doesn't have to help out
much at all, if at all. A baby out of marriage = money
from the govt. for as long as you want. Why not have
another?

It has little to do with Catholicism or religion at all.
If it did, they wouldn't be getting pregnant at all, because
sex out of marriage is not accepted. It's just done. As for
birth control, schools give it away free w/o parental notification.
Elementary schools in California can offer it. Clinics all over
offer it.

Then again, schools can offer abortion help w/o parental
notification too.

Personally, it is one of the saddest things I've seen grow in
scope around here. No one wants to address it, it's okay,
fine, and part of the 'culture', as it's reported on, if it is at all.

Wigglytuff
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:00 PM
dude. what is this 1833? being in wedlock matters not, being loved and cared for, thats what matters.

its when people make such a big deal about weblock that couples stay in abusive relationship that traumatize children rather than going their own ways and trying to be good people and good parents.

Paneru
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:54 PM
dude. what is this 1833? being in wedlock matters not, being loved and cared for, thats what matters.

its when people make such a big deal about weblock that couples stay in abusive relationship that traumatize children rather than going their own ways and trying to be good people and good parents.

:)

We are a society built on smoke and mirrors.
It's all about presentation, not substance.

These people that are contiually looking down their
noses in judgement like a certain person in this thread,
they don't give a rats ass about "people", all they care
about is the presentation and illusion of it all. The utopia
they'd like to present and to hell with the gritty reality.

As for the abusive relationship, fine example.
How many "wedlock" abusive couples see children
tramatized and have people like this saying they should
stay together for the kids or wait until the kids have grown
up. And to hell with the psychological damage done in doing
so to the child and the parent being abused.

Also, this is a slap in the face to families that are together
with parents whom have simply decided not to marry. Yet,
they don't get any credit for that. Parents whom are their
for their kids, regardless of marital status is key.

How many "wedlock" families be just as disfunctional
in various ways with kids and such being just as messed-up
as their "non-wedlock" counterparts.


Again, forget the "people" and "reality" involved
and simply keep up that front on certain levels because
the same people that are judging are aware they are being
judged by their friends and others. They themselves live in
glass houses, yet will continue to throw rocks.

Wigglytuff
Nov 27th, 2006, 04:59 PM
:)

We are a society built on smoke and mirrors.
It's all about presentation, not substance.

These people that are contiually looking down their
noses in judgement like a certain person in this thread,
they don't give a rats ass about "people", all they care
about is the presentation and illusion of it all. The utopia
they'd like to present and to hell with the gritty reality.

As for the abusive relationship, fine example.
How many "wedlock" abusive couples see children
tramatized and have people like this saying they should
stay together for the kids or wait until the kids have grown
up. And to hell with the psychological damage done in doing
so to the child and the parent being abused.

Also, this is a slap in the face to families that are together
with parents whom have simply decided not to marry. Yet,
they don't get any credit for that.


Again, forget the "people" and "relatiy" involved
and simply keep up that front on certain levels because
the same people that are judging are aware they are being
judged by their friends and others. They themselves live in
glass houses, yet will continue to throw rocks.
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
very well said.
particularly about couples who are in happy well adjusted two parent households who just decided to not get married.

go hingis
Nov 28th, 2006, 05:40 AM
I think as we grow we see hardly anyone lives happily ever after. Weddings are way to expensive and so is divorce.