Decision on birth out of wedlock not taken lightly

The lack of money is one woe many unwed mothers face, said social workers.
The lack of money is one woe many unwed mothers face, said social workers.PHOTO: ST FILE

One unwed mother left her boyfriend who was cheating on her, another broke up with her abusive partner. Yet another said she was not ready to marry her baby's father, given the fragile state of their relationship.

Whatever their reasons, giving birth out of wedlock was not a decision taken lightly, the single mums interviewed by The Straits Times stressed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'Decision on birth out of wedlock not taken lightly'. Print Edition | Subscribe