Single, Unwed Parenthood: Irresponsible

Some time back, here in Roland’s Ramblings, I wrote: “I have noticed that it seems more and more people of all ages are having children without the benefit of marriage. … It also appears that the rate of births for teen mothers is once again on the rise. …”

I placed a few links in that blog entry containing factual information about teen pregnancies. I ask you to go back to read Teen Sex, Reproduction, Birthrates before continuing on to the rest of this entry.

Okay. Are you finished with the previous entry? Good. Now, let us continue.

I have located more information on the internet that indicates the increasing trend of parenthood amongst single, never-married people.

Please take the time to read the following that are just some of what I have read:
37 Percent of U.S. Births Out of Wedlock
Unwed Mothers — Causes and Solutions
… And Baby Makes Two, Forget Juno. Out-of-wedlock births are a national catastrophe
Out-of-wedlock births hit record high
Number of Unwed Mothers Has Risen Sharply in U.S.

It seems to me, in my opinion, that the fathers and mothers who bring forth children into this world without the benefit of marriage between the parents are being reckless, and irresponsible.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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