According to an Albuquerque Journal article, 50.8% of all children born in 2005 were born to an unwed mother. Now before folks give me a hard time and restart the Murphy Brown debate, what concerned me the most was this statement:
Gabryelle Henry, 18, a senior at New Futures, said many of her classmates believe a baby will provide them with a child’s love and encourage their boyfriends to commit to marriage.
“I think it’s all about expectations,” Henry said recently as she fed her 8-month-old daughter, Emeerah Johnson.
Too often, she said, the boyfriends flee the commitment of fatherhood.
This is not good.