Friday, October 10, 2008

Marriage stabler than Cohabitation

The Pope is Catholic, married couples stay together longer than cohabiting couples. Pro-family campaigners have long argued that marriage is the safest and most stable environment in which to raise children and the research produced by the University of Essex is one more study that confirms this.

From the viewpoint of a pro-life campaigner, the importance of marriage cannot be overemphasised. Not only are children more likely to thrive if they are brought up by a mother and father who are married to one another, as the study shows, but it is also a fact that they are more likely to survive in the first place. Married women do have abortions, but the majority of abortions in the UK are carried out on single women and an unborn child is therefore statistically much more likely to be aborted if conceived outside marriage.