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As if Single moms already don't have enough sh-t on their plates this bigot wants to add more hatred and bigotry towards single moms. Oh and by the way this does not include single dads because they are doing SUCH a great job at raising their kids (rolls eyes).
In Wisconsin, Senator Glenn Grothman wants to give single moms an incentive to get married. Actually, it’s a rather negative incentive, for his bill declares that being an unmarried mother constitutes “child abuse and neglect.” Interestingly, Glenn has never been married, nor raised any children. But he says his bill is necessary to counter those diabolical liberals who “want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government.” Thanks for that insight, Glenn since you're happily married with kids.
Now, on to Arizona, where the GOP-controlled legislature intends to help any and all employers protect the moral purity of their female workers – married or not. How? By letting them deny insurance coverage for birth control pills if the women intend to use the pills for… well, birth control. Ladies will not get the cost of their contraceptives covered, unless they submit proof from their doctors that the pills are necessary to treat a medical condition – NOT just for having non-procreative sex. And, to add some puritanical oomph to the law, it also eases the way for the state’s employers to fire any woman who uses contraceptives to – YES – avoid conception.
If that’s not perverse enough for you, try this: Rep. Debbie Lesko – the sponsor of Arizona’s assault on a woman’s freedom, privacy, and dignity – says that the law is necessary to protect “our First Amendment rights and freedom of religion.” She means the right and freedom of a boss to violate the rights and freedom of women workers over something as purely personal as their sex lives. (SCREW THE FIRST AMENDMENT HUH?)
Here's what a few mom's in those states had to say:
Carol, a single mom of two girls, was particularly incensed. "I bust my a** as a single mom," she said. "I was married and was lied to, cheated on and verbally and emotionally attacked, and then drug through the mud during my divorce. The last thing I need is for some idiot to tell me I'm abusing my children because their dad left us all..."
Meagan, expecting her first baby, had a similar viewpoint. "I'll be a single mom in the next week or two," she explained. "His dad is an alcoholic with untreated PTSD who has violent rages and is verbally and mentally abusive. How on earth is it better for my son to be exposed to that?! He will have daycare and sitters, sure, but he'll also have some measure of stability, and a lot of love and kindness. Sounds better than being with an abusive dad to me."
Hate and ignorance
Some moms felt that the senator was acting out of bitterness and ignorance. "It's just hate," stated Melissa from Texas. "That's it. It's easy to vilify a group of people you can't relate to and obviously know nothing about."
Claire, mother of one, agreed. "My mother raised the three of us as a single mom for many years," she shared. "She worked her butt off for us, at one point even working two jobs -- one at home, one as a teacher. And this clown is calling that abuse?!"
A very small minority of parents we asked thought that the senator was going in the right direction.
Sharla from California said, "I hesitate to agree with this senator's viewpoint, but I do believe in my heart that children are better off in a two-parent household. I'm just not sure if this is the best way to go about it."
I'm outta here!!
Shannon, mother of one, may have summed it up best. "WTF?" she queried. "If this bill goes anywhere, I'm packing up and moving out of the U.S."
I'm sorry ladies but this is a bunch of BULLSH-T! I'm a single mom and I break my neck to support my son and ensure he has a loving home. I've NEVER been on any sort of assistance and for this ASSH-LE to say I'm abusing my son because I'm not married it's FREAKING CRAZY!