In case you didn't see, Samuel David Cheney (yes, that Cheney) was born Wednesday. It is highly likely (more than 40% more likely than the general public) that he will be subject to child abuse. He is three times more likely than the general population to fail school, require psychiatric treatment, or commit suicide. He has twice the odds of the general population to be incarcerated for committing a crime. And the odds are greatly increased that he will abuse illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
Because he's being raised without a father.