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State senator Glenn Grothman, an admitted opponent of the social welfare establishment that he believes encourages women to have children out of wedlock, introduced Senate Bill 507, which would formally consider single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse, if passed into law.
SB507 would require the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize that non-marital parenthood is a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.
Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child.
Originally posted by DoNotForgetMe
The Senator may be have the solution, but at least he sees there is a problem. Kudos to him for caring about children and wanting unbroken homes for them.
Everything you posted is backwards.
A woman that intentionally has a baby out of wedlock because she is "independent" and wants to prove to the world she can raise a child on her own-fine, do it, but without welfare and any other handout, want to be the mother AND the father, great, first time your kid funks up, you be the one that gets charged.
Women go to the extreme when seeking independence.
I think the title of the article is a little misleading. If I understand it correctly, he's saying that single parenthood is a contributing factor to child abuse, not child abuse itself. Which is true, some studies have shown that child abuse in single parent households is nearly double that of two parent households.
I don't know, I'm kind of on the fence with this one. Child abuse is an awful thing, and far too common here in the U.S.. Something really needs to be done to stop it... But at the same time, I don't like people being singled out like this.
I find this quite disturbing in the fact there is no way to see how far it would go.
It's too complex an issue for one piece of legislation.
And what about all the GOOD single parents out there raising good kids?
It is cool to abuse children, just ask the OP, child abuse is a good thing now.