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Disturbing Trend

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.