GOP State Senator Introduces Bill To Brand Single Parenthood As Child Abuse Factor

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. GOP State Senator Introduces Bill To Brand Single Parenthood As Child Abuse Factor

    Non-married parents are under attack in Wisconsin as a bill labeling single parenthood as a “contributing factor to child abuse and neglect” was introduced.

    Wisconsin Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) is the main lawmaker behind Senate Bill 507, which demands that the Child Abuse and Neglect Board focus on nonmarital parenthood as a facilitator of child abuse. While the bill doesn’t label single parenthood as the cause of child abuse, SB507 is worded in a way that can suggest otherwise.

    This is especially apparent in Sections 1 and 2 of SB507, which call for dissemination of information and education about child abuse with special emphasis on single parenthood’s role:

    “Section 1. 48.982 (2) (g) 2. of the statutes is amended to read: 48.982 (2) (g) 2. Promote statewide educational and public awareness campaigns and materials for the purpose of developing public awareness of the problems of child abuse and neglect. In promoting those campaigns and materials, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.

    Section 2. 48.982 (2) (g) 4. of the statutes is amended to read: 48.982 (2) (g) 4. Disseminate information about the problems of and methods of preventing child abuse and neglect to the public and to organizations concerned with those problems. In disseminating that information, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

    Critics of the bill have suggested that SB507 unfairly targets non-married parents without taking into account that they can also provide the healthy relationships and environment necessary for a child’s upbringing. Many have also criticized the bill as an attack on women’s rights, as Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) has done by stating that what the bill “does is call out and chastise women who have babies and are unmarried.

    The outcome of SB507 is still unclear as the bill is undergoing debate. For now, the Wisconsin State Legislature has posted the bill online for public viewing.
  2. Max E.

    Max E.

    While i am vehemently opposed to this idea, quite frankly it would do a hell of alot more good then the liberal idea of subsidizing/encouraging people to pump out kids in single parent house holds....

  3. Liberals aren't encouraging people who aren't ready to pump out kids.Liberals support sex education in school,contraception and abortion for people who aren't ready to have children.Republicans fight against all 3
  4. Max E.

    Max E.

    LOL, clearly you dont understand the way the world works.......

    What happens when you subsidize certain behaviour? You get more of that behaviour......

    The liberal idea of paying single mothers "X" amount of dollars per kid does nothing but encourage single mothers to pump out more kids.....

    Peopel would think twice about pumping out babies they cant pay for if the government wasnt going to pay for them.....
  5. We agree on both points. I think it's a bad law, but there's an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

    My state of California as an example... has 12% of the nation's population and 32% of the welfare cases. Why? We have some of the most generous welfare benefits in the country.

    Over the past 20 years California's population has increased by 10 million people. During that time the number of medicaid recipients has increased by 7 million while the number of people paying state income taxes has increased by only 150 thousand. In other words, for every new person paying into the system, there are 46 new people taking out of the system.

    Rewarding irresponsible behavior results in more irresponsible behavior... and a bankrupt state.
  6. Whats the solution ? Deny aid and let innocent babies and kids starve and die on the street ?
  7. I don't know the solution, but the tax-payers are getting so angry at the tax-takers that they're ready to start throwing people overboard. I'd hate to see it come to that.