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Today’s Quote: How’s That Whole Abstinency, Ignorancy Thing Workin’ Out For Ya?

“According to a new book by family law professors Naomi Cahn and June Carbone, states with the lowest divorce and teenage pregnancy rates are ‘secular blue’ states. Why?

“Well, in Palin country, folks are pressured to practice abstinence until matrimony, and so to avoid the stigma of bearing a bastard, many get married in their early 20s, which prevents them from pursuing a college education and makes them more susceptible to divorce, holding low-paying jobs and succumbing to crime.

“‘Blue state values dont get married until youre equipped for responsibility breed more stable, lasting families,’ concludes the article by Jonathan Rauch from the National Journal.”
— From Planet Proctor #1011