The Beverly LaHaye Institute has just released data revealing another dimension of the problems facing children when their parents are not married.
The Problems of Pre-Term and Low Birth Weight Babies
First, marriage rates have dramatically decreased –– from a high of 149 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 in 1970 to a low of 70 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women in 2005.
Further, the percentage of pre-term and low birth weight babies continues –– along with the percentage of non-marital births –– to climb. ..
Around the world today, “children’s rights” advocates are talking about doing things “for the children.”
When a politician wants to promote a policy, it is often sold (no matter how tenuous the connection) as being “for the children.”
Yet, those same liberal advocates typically define “family” as any assortment of caring individuals, and the politicians have failed to support marriage through favorable tax treatment, acting as though marriage were some sort of optional luxury. Yet, there is no way to sugarcoat the fact that women who are not married are at significantly higher risk of having pre-term and low-birth-weight babies.
But in the politically correct world foisted off on us by the feminists and their liberal allies in the media, few in government have the temerity to comment about (and certainly not to advocate) marriage …………
Let’s be honest friends…Ya can’t tell a Lefty Lib that when pursuing their own momentary, fleeting, physical pleasure..it may actually have lasting consequences, and impact more than on just the selfish individual making those choices.
There is a wealth of research, outside of simple common sense (which seems to have gone the way of extinction along with the dodo bird) to support the claim that children are the most successful academically, emotionally, and socially when raised in a two parent …which means -biological mother and father..and oh yes……. “married to each other”.. family.
Accordin to the new wave socialist Libs, despite all evidence to the contrary…family make-up simply doesn’t matter, it’s luvvvvvvvvv that makes the difference eh. Luv. Right.
Same sex marriage proponents allege that conventions leave an impression that “there is something wrong or unnatural about their families.
Well, yes there is.
No child is born of two mothers.
Those who oppose same-sex relationships because of their faith do not feel particularly threatened by same-sex marriages, but rather believe that the relationships themselves are inherently immoral and sinful.
And…er……..Some guy shacking up with a girl, getting her pregnant and not even honoring her enough to make a permanent, legal commitment. Yes, aint love grand.
Promiscuity leads to more harm in our society than many crimes considering its widespread impact, the ultimate financial costs to society , not to mention the criminals it spawns due to neglect and oftentimes, abuse of unwanted children.
It’s a dang shame that individuals can’t be held legally responsible and even punished for irresponsible sexual conduct , which harms society as much if not more than other crimes do.
Ah, the Libs shout that “harming society” is a vacuous and nebulous standard from which to form policy or judgement.
That is a bold faced lie. Free consensual sex creates poverty and crime, spreads AIDS, and stds, which in turn, ruins neigborhoods and entire communities. And who pays the bills?
Citizens have to pay increased taxes for more police , fund more and more “programs for the needy”,for welfare and WIC to feed the unwanted babies of teen mothers.
For those who still have morals…. marriage is viewed as one of the building blocks of a society. A father and mother create family bonds which are unique and unparallelled.
Children are ideally brought up in two parent homes, where moral values are passed on from one generation to the next. Traditions, beliefs, and cultural norms are passed on through the family from parents (a father and mother) to children.
But yet again…the same ole same ole intellectually impoverished arguments from the kool-aid drinkin, hard core Libs.
All ya need is Love.
That…..And the middle class workers of society to foot all your bills, and endure all the repercussions of your allegedly “harmless” behavior.
What say y’all sweet friends?
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