The Wisconsin state Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services and Revenue will hold a hearing today on a bill authored by state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) that would force the sate to say that “nonmarital parenthood” contributes to child abuse and neglect, and distribute official literature saying as much. His legislation would add the bolded portions to Wisconsin state law:
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.
Single parents make up about a third of all Wisconsin parents — all part of a grand leftist conspiracy, according to Grothman. “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,” he explained last July.
Grothman previously wanted to cut all funding for kindergarten for four-year olds, and introduced a bill that “would change state law retroactively to eliminate the claims of 173 children who are lead poisoning victims,” so it seems Grothman doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on when it comes to child welfare.
Grothman was a vocal supporter of Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) anti-union bill last year and called activists protesting the bill a “different breed” and “slobs.” Activists tried to recall him, but fell short. (HT: Wonkette)