The children *ARE*
the fruit. Compare the terminology from opposite perspectives and it's crystal clear that the children are the fruit, not just the so-called "potential adverse consequences"
in an embarrassed attempt to walk it back.
Bitter wrote:A society, for example, in which individual consent is the only constraint on sexual activity is a society in decay. Adultery, promiscuity, out-of-wedlock births, and elective abortions are but some of the bitter fruits that grow out of the ongoing sexual revolution.
Sweet wrote:A religion, for example, in which teaches mutual consent in marital sexual activity is righteous. Fidelity, chastity, in-wedlock births, and having children are but some of the sweet fruits that grow out of the ongoing moral sexual choices.
The fruits are clearly listed, on one hand they are bitter, while in the other hand they are sweet. The statement says "some of the bitter fruits"
meaning that there are multiple bitter fruits involved in the example and children are clearly listed as 'one'
1. Bitter adultery vs. Sweet fidelity
2. Bitter promiscuity vs. Sweet chastity
3. Bitter out-of-wedlock births vs. Sweet in-wedlock births
4. Bitter elective abortions vs. Sweet children
So, we have bitter on one hand and sweet on the other. The children *ARE*