By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A bill under consideration by the Wisconsin legislature would penalize single mothers on the grounds that their unmarried status contributes to social ills including child abuse and neglect.

The state's Republican Senator Glenn Grothman introduced Senate Bill 507, Yahoo! Shine reports, which contains language requiring the state to amend existing state law "requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect."

For more analysis of this issue from Parents.com, read Julia Landry's post on Unexpectedly Expecting.

Image: Mother with sleepy baby, via Shutterstock.

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