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Old 07-01-2013, 06:48 AM
InformedConsent
 
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Originally Posted by wrecking ball View Post
single parent:

"someone who has a child or children but no husband, wife, or partner who lives with them"

single parent noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online (US)

point: Obama
False.

You're trying to stretch that definition to fit Obama's birth circumstances. Won't work. Your twisted interpretation would make every child born to married parents in which the father was deployed overseas, born to a single mother, which we all know isn't true.

Quote:
"A single parent (or solo parent) is a parent, not living with a spouse or partner, who has most of the day-to-day responsibilities in raising the child or children."

Single parent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

point: Obama
False.

You didn't even read your own citation. Read the whole thing, especially the causes.

Quote:
"a. a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried"

Single mother - definition of Single mother by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

point: IC
Correct.

Quote:
"Single-parent families are families with children under age 18 headed by a parent who is widowed or divorced and not remarried, or by a parent who has never married."

point: IC
Correct.

Quote:
"a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried"
Correct.

Quote:
"A single parent is someone who is bringing up a child or children on their own, because the other parent is not living with them."

Definition of single parent | Collins English Dictionary

point: draw
False.

Obama's mother didn't "bring up" her children on her own. She was married to Obama Sr from 1961 to 1964. Then married to Soetoro from 1965 to 1980. And Obama wasn't even living with his own mother from 1971 onward, so she most definitely couldn't have been single-parenting him from when he was 10 and older.

Quote:
"a parent who raises their children alone, without a partner,"

single parent - definition. American English definition of single parent by Macmillan Dictionary

point: Obama
False.

Same point as directly above.
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