Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Scary Statistics

I've known that the American family has been hit hard over the last couple decades. I hadn't realized just how bad it has gotten.

Rebecca Hagelin in Maria Shriver Misses the Point reports:

Look at just how far the American family has disintegrated: In 1950 for every 100 babies that were born, 12 were born to a broken family; they were either born out of wedlock or to a family that would soon suffer divorce. Fast forward to the 21st century and we find a gross tragedy: For every 100 babies that are born in America, 60 are born to a broken family.


My heart goes out to all those children.

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1 comment:

Sally said...

And out of the other 40, how many are born to families in which the parents are each other's first and only spouse? Some of those families are still broken, even if they are together. And yes, it is tragic.