To many young men these days it is a why bother getting married and raising a family. It is not necessary to have 2 parents in a home, all you need is one, just a mother will do. After all the UN agrees with you.
At a recent colloquium in Mexico City, Arie Hoekman, a UNFPA representative from the Netherlands, told participants that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births represent the triumph of “human rights” over “patriarchy.”
Jacobs stated, “Ironically, the UNFPA ignores international law and their own UN declaration on the basic human rights of children and the natural family as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Section 16 of the United Nations UDHR adopted in 1948 states that, ‘the family is the natural fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state.” Furthermore, UDHR states, “men and women of full age, without any limitation, due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family.’”
Jacobs charged: “Deconstructing the natural family has always been high on the agenda of groups like UNFPA. Ignoring international and domestic laws, they pursue this goal relentlessly through funding and promoting abortion, contraception and coercive population control – such as China’s one-children-per-family policy.
Jacobs continued: “There are reams of data showing that children from broken homes, either through divorce or failure to form families, have much higher levels of drug and alcohol abuse, crime and mental illness then their counterparts from intact families. But, perhaps Hoekman thinks these social pathologies also represent the triumph of human rights over patriarchy.”
We can look at some the volumes of studies and statistics that support the conclusion that children raised in one parent households are likely to be very disadvantaged compared to those children raised by 2 parents. And yes there are many people who have successfully raised children while single, but it is a scientific fact that 2 loving parents are always the best for the emotional wellbeing of any child.
Looking at just one state: North Carolina, I found this study on just this issue:
Children in Single-Parent Families in North Carolina:
A Growing Problem
by Paul A. Buescher, Ph.D.
Most single parents do raise children who become successful adults. However, children growing up in single-parent households have twice the risk of repeating a grade in school, having behavioral problems, dropping out of high school, and being out of work; and girls raised in single-parent households have twice the risk of becoming teenage mothers. Over 85 percent of single-parent families are headed by mothers. About half of the children and mothers in families headed by women live in poverty. However, even when income is taken into account, children from singleparent families fare worse than those from two-parent families.
Most single parents are in their 20s and 30s, not in their teens. In North Carolina, single-parent families represent more than one-fourth of all families with children. Families (single-parent and two-parent) with related children under age 18 comprise about one-third of all North Carolina households. Contrary to popular perceptions that depict the typical household as a married couple and their children, such households represent less than one-fourth of all households in North Carolina.
Please read the whole report here. It is a fascinating study into the problem.
Unlike the UN and Mr. Arie Hoekman, the majority of sociologists, child psychologists, educators, religious leaders, and even President Barack Obama all realize the importance of the 2-parent system backed by marriage.
It is only the fools from the UN who actually believe that a child being raised by a single parent is a good thing.