WETZSTEIN: Are unwed birthrates a ‘tipping point’?

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But now as the cutting edges of welfare reform soften, talk about “illegitimacy” fades into ancient history and nature starts taking its course again, the number of unwed births is climbing. What will the nation look like 12 years from now if half our babies are born without a legal bond to their fathers? One can only wonder if the nation will say that’s “fine” or not.

Cheryl Wetzstein’s “On the Family” column appears Tuesday and Sundays. She can be reached at cwetzstein@washingtontimes.com.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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