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Study: Unwed Mothers Account for Nearly Half of First Births in US

Basset Hound Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 9:06 PM
Bristol hasn't had any more kids has she? In fact she's given several lectures urging younger girls NOT to follow her example. She's someone who's learned from her mistakes. Wonder if very many of the Wonderful Enlightened Ones or the Cool Celebrities can say that.

This trend line has been headed in an alarming direction for decades, but hitting the 50 percent threshold only seems like a matter of time at this point.  We're almost there already (via the Washington Times):
 

Some 48 percent of first births in America are now to unmarried women. This means “the nation is at a tipping point, on the verge of moving into a new demographic reality, where the majority of first births in the United States precede marriage,” said the study, “Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America,”...