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Senator Tries to Pass Bill Declaring Single Parenting is Child Abuse

They don’t call them “cheese heads” for nothing, especially after hearing about a ridiculous bill being proposed by a state senator.

Republican Senator Glenn Grothman has introduced a bill aimed at penalizing single mothers by calling their unmarried status a contributing factor in child abuse and neglect. Senate Bill 507 moves to amend existing state law by “requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize non-marital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

The bill would require educational and public awareness campaigns held by the board, which he’s a member of, to emphasize that not being married is abusive and neglectful of children, and to underscore “the role of fathers in the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect.”

“Whether that leads to more people paying attention and having children after they’re married or whether that leads to some others making a choice for adoptions,” he said.

A third of all parents in Wisconsin are single. Given that single mothers far outnumber single fathers in the state and in the rest of the country, and given the emphasis on fathers being part of the solution rather than part of the problem, many people feel that the bill is tantamount to an attack on single moms.

This isn’t the first absurd bill Grothman has been behind. According to Defend Wisconsin, in 2011 he sponsored State Bill 202, which would repeal the state’s Equal Pay Enforcement Ac. In an essay he claimed that the “Left and the social welfare establishment want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government.”

Oh and here’s a fun fact about Grothman… he’s never been married and has no children.

So what do you think about this proposed bill. I say it stinks like smelly cheese.

Viewers serve up their thoughts:

Jamie writes: Are you kidding me? I was a single mother for 2 years. There is no way in the world that will pass. What an idiot. This is just another way to keep homosexual couples from adopting.

George writes: I’m a single parent now. I’d love him to say it to my face. I’d remove his. My exwife is the one who left and the courts didn’t give primary custody to because of her actions. I do everything I can for my son. He is Honor role he scores better than the rest of the kids in the GT program and so on. Whoever the senator is he is a sad sack of sh*t.

Most single parents are not single parents by choice.
The majority are ones who had serious relationship issue and the couple broke up such as the marriage. In my case my ex-wife walked out. The judge awa…rded me primary custody.

If you had said that single parenting leads to a greater chance of abuse I may have agreed with you but you didn’t. You simply said single parenting itself was the cause. The truth is blaming single parenting is a liberal tactic surprising coming from a GOP member. Guess you are just another RINO. The blame belongs on the individual who does the abuse nothing and no one else. Just like guns don’t get up and walk around and kill people, people do it.

Blaming single parents who in most cases didn’t have their child out of wed lock shows your ignorance and stupidity and exactly why you shouldn’t be in any political office ever.
@13beatking tweets: If we don’t vote these Suckas out of office this time @MaggiesWorld I may seriously consider moving to the Moon.

@DemocracyAng tweets: just another whacked out Republican

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This entry was posted on March 5, 2012 by in Online Dish.
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