‘Douche du Jour’: Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin GOP State Senator, Introduces Bill That Declares Single Parenthood Causes “Child Abuse”
A Republican state senator from Wisconsin has introduced a bill that declares single parenthood a cause of child abuse and neglect.
The Huffington Post reports that state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) has introduced SB 507, which would formally declare single parenthood to be a “contributing factor” to child abuse and neglect. According to the measure:
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 the Huffington Post, as many as one- third of Wisconsin’s families are single-parent families, with around 13.7 million such families across America.
Sen. Grothman is a vociferous critic of single-parent families and social programs designed to alleviate the burdens of socioeconomic disadvantage.
“The family is the center of a free and independent society,” a Grothman newsletter declares. “This is why the abolition of the family was a goal of Karl Marx and has been of atheistic socialists ever since.”