The New York Times reports the percentage of unwed births in America is skyrocketing, and it's not just teen-aged mothers. You can see the CDC information online. While Alabama's 38% rate will concern some Alabamians, it's TGFM&DC time...our neighbors to the West has the second highest rate in the country...54%, while the nation's capitol had an astounding 59% unwed birth rate.
All of the figures are for 2007.Should the rate of unwed births necessarily be of concern? If the children are healthy and loved, does the marital status of the mother truly matter?