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Is Single Parenting "Child Abuse?" | Care2 Causes

Is Single Parenting "Child Abuse?" | Care2 Causes

One Wisconsin Republican is making it his goal to eradicate child abuse and neglect in the state. It would be a noble endeavor if not for one small issue. He wants single parenting to be listed as a high risk factor for abuse. According to Addicting Info , Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman has introduced a bill to highlight the ongoing issue of child abuse, and wants more information provided to families about the problem. But in the information, he wants it listed that “nonmarital parenthood” will increase the likelihood of abuse. “In promoting those campaigns and materials, the [Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board] shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect,” his bill reads. Of course, the vast majority of single parents are women raising children on their own. Single mothers outnumber single fathers 5 to 1 , and t...

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