The ugly facts of father absenceSome of this fatherlessness is caused by evil policies of the family court that devalue fatherhood and alienate children from their fathers.
Fatherless homes account for 63% of youth suicides, 90% of homeless/runaway children, 85% of all children with behavioral problems, 71% of high school drop outs, 85% of youths in prison, and well over 50% of teen mothers.
Fatherless boys are 63% more likely to run away and 37% more likely to abuse drugs. Fatherless girls are 2 ½ times as likely to get pregnant and 53% more likely to commit suicide. Both fatherless boys and girls are twice as likely to drop out of high school, twice as likely to end up in jail and nearly 4 times as likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems. (March 1999 Health and Human Services report)
Monday, October 25, 2004
The ugly facts of father absence
This pro-fathers site supports the Mass. advisory referendum on encouraging shared custody in the courts. It also says: