Home Living Today Commentary Shock Report: 40 percent of Children Born Out of Wedlock in U.S. By Faithwire Staff

Shock Report: 40 percent of Children Born Out of Wedlock in U.S. By Faithwire Staff

2 min read
0
0
100

A new Senate report prepared by the vice chairman’s staff of the Joint Economic Committee at the request of Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) considers how changes in societal norms and moral behavior have led to the breakdown of the family unit in the United States and a dramatic increase in unwed pregnancies.

According to the report titled “Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage: The Rise in Unwed Childbearing,” approximately 40 percent of pregnancies occur outside of marriage. That rate is more than one third higher than in the early 1960s. It should be noted that in that same time period, marital pregnancy rates have fallen in half. The study blames this trend on the “contraceptive revolution,” “higher rates of sexual activity,” “improper contraceptive use,” and the “increasing acceptability of unwed childbearing.”

READ: ‘We’ll Never Forget Them’: Couple Who Lost 9 Family Members in Sutherland Springs Church Shooting Finds Joy at Christmas

In an op-ed for the Institute for Family Studies, Robert VerBruggen, deputy managing editor of National Review, explained how the Sexual Revolution changed America’s perception of sex, marriage, and childrearing.

Read more

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Editor
Load More In Commentary

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

A Shocking Truth About School Violence by Shane Idleman

Like many, I am deeply concerned about school violence. A massive shift has occurred. Talk…