17 February 2009

Glenn Grothman: ties infant mortality to being born out of wedlock.

Hi everyone,

Yet another example of "even Steven King on acid couldn't have imagined this".

A correspondent from UW Madison found some Glenn related news I'd missed.

Erica writes:

Here's something from Grothman that's irritating me today: infant mortality is due to babies being born out of wedlock. Race and healthcare access, pshhh--it's marriage, stupid!


Erica A
University of Wisconsin

Thanks Erica!

Under the frightening headline

Wisconsin leads nation in baby mortality; UW program intends to address problem,

here is Glenn's thoughtful response:

Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, attributed infant mortality for all races and ethnicities to pregnancies out of wedlock.

“I never like it when they talk about race being a factor,” Grothman said. “I know it’s old-fashioned, but we’ve got to do a better job of sending the message that you should get married before you get pregnant.”
-- because if you don't get married, apparently, your babies will die.

And, as they say, so on.


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