In response to new the illegitimacy rate is soaring, experts interviewed for the New York Times blog say: No problem. It’s a “trend.” The “new motherhood.” Extended families and government support and tolerance for differences will take care of it.
Given that unmarried couples are much more likely to split than married couples and that unmarried fathers are much more likely to walk away from their children than divorced dads, this is an endorsement of fatherless families. I’ve read the stats and, in my years as a journalist, I’ve talked to many young people who grew up without a father. The “trend” is more pain and poverty.
The New York Times couldn’t find a single “expert” to defend the traditional family as best for kids? This is not a weird, way-out point of view.
By the way, thanks to Diana Senechal for guestblogging. I’m on vacation –currently in scenic Bruges, city of reluctant hitmen — and trying to focus on sightseeing.