This fact is self-evident. Frankly, even it weren't, it is backed up by majority consensus where the social sciences are concerned.
Slate - Single Motherhood: Worse for children
The excessive state of modern divorce is it's own issue, and one which raises a unique and troubling set of economic and social problems to be addressed.
However, it does not excuse the impracticality of unwed single motherhood as a productive familial model. Wealthy single mothers doing it "all on their own," or benefiting from a committed live-in beau whom can be relied upon to stick around through thick and thin in spite of everything, range somewhere between a small minority of all cases, and an outright anomaly. They pretty much always have been, and there's no reason to assume this will change any time soon.
Really, why would you expect anything different? It's basically an entire life style built around the idea that couples not only shouldn't have to stick together in the long term, but shouldn't expect or even want to do so.
It simply isn't designed to be especially compatible with the idea of creating a stable family unit.
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"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
Planned Parenthood is subject to a lot of the same bureaucratic problems that any other large organization is, but apart from that, they're pretty straight.
If you're referring to some of Sanger's questionable beliefs, first of all, she's been dead for an awfully long time and we've all moved on. Second, she really wasn't any worse than her surrounding culture. If you want to use that argument, I could just as easily say we should overthrow the Constitution because the founders didn't believe in rights for the poor, women, or black people. It's equally ridiculous. We simply updated the document, like PP updated as well.
Myself and other pro-choicers don't support Sanger's fashionable social Darwinism by supporting the modern PP any more than an American patriot supports slavery and reducing women to legal children by going into the military. The fact that you folks have to resort to something so absurd says a lot about what shaky ground you really stand on.
And the fact that you have to change the subject entirely to save some face shows that you're on even shakier ground on this particular issue (which is race in America, remember?).
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.