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Wisconsin GOP Bill: Single Parenthood Contributes to Child Abuse

| by Michael Allen

Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) has proposed a bill that would force the state to say in official literature that “nonmarital parenthood” contributes to child abuse and neglect:

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.

According to BlueCheddar.net, last July, Sen. Grothman claimed: “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."