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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Illegitimacy is a mistake

Rush Limbaugh has offended the feminists by arguing that a 30-year-old Georgetown law student should pay for her own contraceptive pills, and had to apologize for some inappropriate language. Now Right Wing Watch reports:
Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman went on the Alan Colmes show on Friday to discuss a controversial new bill he authored that would require the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to officially label single parenthood as “a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

The bill was seen as a slap in the face to single parents in Wisconsin, who are raising 31 percent of children in the state.

Grothman told Colmes that the country’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is the “choice of the women,” who should be “educated that this is a mistake.” When Colmes countered with statistics about the high number of pregnancies that are unintended, Grothman said that many women are “trained” to lie and say that their planned pregnancies are actually unintended
Colmes argues with him about whether the out-of-wedlock births are accidents or intended choices. The liberal Colmes argues that they are accidents, and hence argues that we need more govt social services for women.

Grothman is right. Single motherhood is the biggest cause of social ills today, and harms kids more than anything else. And it could be reduced if the govt would stop subsidizing it and if our culture would stop encouraging it. As Grothman explains:
Grothman: They do have to be educated, because right now the culture encourages a single motherhood lifestyle.

Colmes: You think women choose to be single moms…

Grothman: Oh absolutely

Colmes: You think women want to have homes without fathers? You think women look to the opportunity to have to raise kids and not be able to get work because they have to stay home and take care of the kids. Women want to do this?

Grothman: I think a lot of women are adopting the single motherhood lifestyle because the government creates a situation in which it is almost preferred.
There is more info
here. Liberals will point out that there are widows who never intended to be single moms, but they are exceptional. If we stop subsidizing single mothers then we will have fewer of them, and the next generation will be a lot better off.

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