The myth of teenage pregnancy

One of the factors most often cited in the continuing decline of America’s inner cities is the unbridled growth of teen pregnancy.

ANd yet, cialis sales treat oddly enough, patient I’m the product of a teenage pregnancy.

But instead of dropping out of school and going to jail, I went on to college and middle class life.

I believe the thing that contributed most to my success was that my father did what people referred to back in the day as “the right thing” and married my mother.

He worked up to three jobs at a time until he could start his own business and support his family. He never complained. He never quit. He never got into trouble. He taught me how to be a good man in the only way that matters: he lived his life in front of me.

Of course, nowadays there’s no pressure on a teenaged boy who impregnates a girl to marry her.

He’s free to take off and impregnate someone else and he often does…never realizing that any fool can make a baby, but only a real man can make a family.

So, as far as I’m concerned, the problem in today’s inner city is not so much the increase in teenaged mothers as it is the marked decrease in teenaged fathers.

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