Now in the case of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, a woman was often convinced to RELINQUISH her RIGHT over the child, giving it up for adoption, which was praiseworthy as it was a very selfless path, thinking of the good of the child who wasn't yet born over the personal good of the mother (having a cute baby around).
Whoever tries to bring divorcees and widows into this is just confused in the head. Are people this unable to think anymore?
The modern world glorifies the single mother, suggesting that "famlies come in all shapes and sizes: single mother, single father, two moms, two dads..." and it further insists that you can't claim one is better than the other. That would be narrow-minded judging.
Obviously we can't agree with that. We know that single-parent households are fundamentally defective, and will have consequences for the children.
Don't confuse yourself: yes, a Magdalene can sincerely confess her sin in the confessional and "God always forgives". Mankind might give her a chance ("Man sometimes forgives") But then there's nature, who never forgives. Nature will exact a high price for her "slip up" -- a child without a father has all kinds of psychological damage, which will affect his/her future marriage and everything. Girls of single parents tend to marry (or at least procreate) very young, which basically perpetuates the pattern in many cases. Girls need a daddy, or they have this male/daddy void in their hearts, and they find a man as soon as they can when they're older.
Just don't forget that wise saying: God always forgives, man sometimes forgives, nature never forgives.