(Sunday Telegraph) Don't have children unless you are ready to marry, says judge

Couples should not have children if their relationship is not stable enough to merit getting married, a senior High Court judge said yesterday.

Sir Paul Coleridge said those couples whose relationship was stable enough to cope with the rigours of child rearing should marry.

But the judge, who is retiring from the bench next year after decades as a family lawyer and judge, said those who did not feel ready for children should not have them.

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