Here are some statistics about the increasing number of children being born in the U.S. without the benefit of a father and mother:
A rising number of new moms are not married: 41 percent of babies were born to unmarried women in 2009. That percentage has been on the upswing since 2002.
Teens accounted for 21 percent of births out of wedlock in 2009, continuing a steady decline over the past several decades. By contrast, in 1975, 52 percent of these births were to teens. The largest increase in births to unmarried women has been in women age 30 and older.
In 2010, 9.9 million single moms were living with kids under 18 in the United States, up from 3.4 million in 1970.
Thus, in the last forty years single moms living with kids under 18 has tripled. Do we need a clearer indicator of where the country is headed?