Single Moms Cause Child Abuse.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Single Moms Cause Child Abuse.
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 1:10pm

I had to read this twice to make sure it wasn't a joke.

Senate Bill 507, introduced by Republican Senator Glenn Grothman, moves to amend existing state law by "requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect."

The bill would require educational and public awareness campaigns held by the board 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."


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 1:24pm
Here's some more nonsense from that senator.

Wisconsin Senator Who Introduced Anti-Single Parent Bill Says Women 'Trained' To Lie About Planned Pregnancies
Submitted by Miranda Blue on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:41am

Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman went on the Alan Colmes show on Friday to discuss a controversial new bill he authored that would require the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to officially label single parenthood as “a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

The bill was seen as a slap in the face to single parents in Wisconsin, who are raising 31 percent of children in the state.

Grothman told Colmes that the country’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is the “choice of the women,” who should be “educated that this is a mistake.” When Colmes countered with statistics about the high number of pregnancies that are unintended, Grothman said that many women are “trained” to lie and say that they’re pregnancies are unintended:

Grothman: There’s been a huge change over the last 30 years and a lot of that change has been the choice of the women. There’s a reason why in the 50s and the 60s you had less than ten percent of the births illegitimate, and now we’re over 40 percent. It’s not that there weren’t abusive men in the 40s or there was a problem with child support. It is the popular culture, led by the social service professions, who are saying…

Colmes: Well tell me what you would change.

Grothman: I think the first thing we do is that we should educate women that this is a mistake.

Colmes: You think women need to be educated, are they not smart enough on their own?

Grothman: They do have to be educated, because right now the culture encourages a single motherhood lifestyle.

Colmes: You think women choose to be single moms…

Grothman: Oh absolutely

Colmes: You think women want to have homes without fathers? You think women look to the opportunity to have to raise kids and not be able to get work because they have to stay home and take care of the kids. Women want to do this?

Grothman: I think a lot of women are adopting the single motherhood lifestyle because the government creates a situation in which it is almost preferred.


Colmes: According to data published in USA Today, at least four in ten pregnancies in every state are unwanted or mistimed. According to the analysis that was released last May, more than half of pregnancies in 29 states and the District of Columbia were unintended, 38 to 50 percent were unintended in the remaining states. This mitigates against the argument that women are purposefully wanting to have kids. Their unintended for the most part. They’re unintended pregnancies, which is the argument for health care services and birth control for women.

Grothman: I think you undersell these women.

Colmes: Undersell them?

Grothman: Undersell them. I think when you have an epidemic of this great proportion, people are not so dumb that it’s surprising when they get pregnant. I think people are trained to say that ‘this is a surprise to me,’ because there’s still enough of a stigma that they’re supposed to say this.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 5:47pm

You can add Grothman's name to the list of knuckle-draggers wanting to blame women who are sexually active for every damn thing under the sun.


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Registered: 07-01-2008
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 5:59pm
Who can afford to PLAN to be a single mom in this economy? That would be nuts.
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Registered: 05-12-2011
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 6:00pm

Sometimes wonder if the book

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 8:31am
Got it. Keep women in their God-given role as walking wombs, dependent on a man (who may or may not be abusive himself). Can we send Grothman to Saudi Arabia too?!


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Registered: 07-01-2008
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 7:29pm
I couldnt download the second article my phone wouldnt cooperate. But I absolutely agree with the first and third articles. If you cant give my child an asprin wirhout my concent you should not be abke to give them birth control either. It does send mixed messages we wilk provide bc for you then arrest any poor sap stupid enough to sleep with you. They should not use tax payers money to pay for abortion.
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Registered: 04-02-2009
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 11:38am

The GOP do so love these Grade A idiots and then wonder why people laugh at them.