According to Sunday Times reporter John Harlow in America: "The U.S. government's statistical watchdogs have noticed a confluence of social and sexual trends that will warm the hearts of the American right." Among reports emanating from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System are indications that an increasing number of American teenagers are taking their religion seriously, along with "the largest number of young women getting married since the dawn of the permissive age" (Dec. 5, 2004).
Further, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the number of teenage pregnancies is down for the 12th consecutive year. A CDC spokesperson said, "American women are behaving more responsibly than previous generations."
Let us hope that these statistics are accurate and that they mark a trend that will long continue. (Source: The Sunday Times [London].)