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Children Without Fathers

“The deteriorating condition of children – ranging from violent boys and promiscuous girls to abused children of both sexes – has become a regular feature of the daily news. The linkage of these now-familiar conditions to Fatherlessness is empirically verified by abody of social and behavioral research.
Because children represent the future of our society, these negative consequences are a social calamity in the making. It is a misfortune not just for those children affected by it but for every family member.”Stats show
Perhaps if we pressure the government into protecting the rights of fathers in addition to those of the mother, more children can benefit from the special relationship of TWO parents who care for them and are actively involved in their lives. Lets take a look at some statistics showing the effect the ABSENCE of a father has on the nearly 22% of American children in fatherless households:
· 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census)
· 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
· 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center for Disease Control)
· 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26, 1978.)
· 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.)
· 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all God`s Children.)
· 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)
· 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia j…

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