Single mothers - contributing factor in child abuse?

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Single mothers - contributing factor in child abuse?
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 9:03am

Wow, I don't even know what to say to this...

As if being a single mom isn't hard enough, a Wisconsin state senator has introduced a bill to penalize single mothers by calling their single status a contributing factor in child abuse and neglect:

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Registered: 02-01-2012
omg at a loss for words.. just gobsmacked
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Registered: 04-21-2008
I know, right? And the senator doesn't even have children!

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Registered: 02-01-2012
god being married is abusive in so many cases sigh and leaving is the best thing some women can do for their kids.. now to penalise that? ffs
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Registered: 04-21-2008
That's kind of what I was thinking, too. I wonder how much perspectve this guy really has...

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Registered: 02-01-2012
i'm thinking he has nfc and is just trying to jump on some family bandwagon somehow.. or basing his opinion on a couple of bad cases (ya know when the mother has a string of abusive bf or something like that) as opposed to genuine caring parents who do their best for their kids that are the majority
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