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Nia Long is an advocate for parenthood and encourages women to have children for the right reasons. The actress recently addressed the idea of women using children as a means of financial and emotional stability during a Planned Parenthood event, and the theme of responsibility shined through.

“I think women need to be responsible before making the choice [to become a parent] and do it for the right reasons,” said the actress. “If you’re going to have a baby to save a relationship, that doesn’t work. If you’re going to have a baby to collect a check from someone else, that’s not the right thing. You have to be responsible and be able to stand on your own.”

Nia is sometimes viewed as a single mom because of her decision to have two children out of wedlock. She, however, assures fans and foes that her choice to give birth before marriage was planned and not sought after because she needed extra money from the kids’ fathers. In fact, Nia and Ime Udoka, Kez’s father,were in a relationship for several months before the actress gave birth. Long and Massai’s father, Massai Dorsey II, were also in a long term relationship before exploring parenthood together.

What are your thoughts? Does Nia have a point?

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7 Comments to “NIA LONG ADVOCATES FOR RESPONSIBILITY IN CHILD BEARING”

  • Kiki September 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Sorry Nia but having several kids by different men is also irresponsible.

    • PREACH!!! September 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Amen Kiki! We need to get away from “baby momma and baby daddy” and get back to husband and wife!! “Halleluah, Oh Glory, Thank-you Jesus!”

    • Kiki September 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Is that Jermaine Dupri in the background?

  • Nonya September 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Gold diggers take heed to Nia’s statement: “If you’re going to have a baby to collect a check from someone else, that’s not the right thing. You have to be responsible and be able to stand on your own.”

  • Misunderstood September 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Love Nia!! I get so tired of people saying u should or need to be married before having a child, no u don’t! Marriage isn’t for everyone and some of the best parents r single IJS!

  • M's girl September 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Amen!!

  • nolookatya September 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Always been a big fan of Nia Long aka Brandi from (Boyz n the Hood)

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