Thursday, January 17, 2008

More than half of the births in France are out-of-wedlock

The Daily Eudemon [] directed me to this story:

France surpasses 50% out-of-wedlock births
Paris, Jan. 16, 2008 ( -

In 2006, for the first time in the nation's history, most of the infants born in France were born out of wedlock.

The proportion of births to unmarried women, which had been creeping upward for years, reached 51% last year, statistics show.

In Sweden, the latest figures show that 55% of children are born out of wedlock. In Great Britain the figure is 42%; in Poland, 15%.


By the way, I did some checking and found that the rate is 37% here in the U.S.:

This is yet another indication that the institution of marriage is underthreat both within the Church and the wider culture.

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