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Children’s Law Center Minnesota’s leads off with Toxic Propaganda about Mothers

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I just put up the page on “>Children’s Law Center” (NCLN) and was closing (my computer’s) windows -when I ran across this — from the Minnesota Children’s Law Center (“CLCMN”).

You’d think we were back in a Republican-Controlled Congress selling welfare reform, to read this shlock — on the home page of this organization:

And we know it was shlock. See May, 2010, Kate Pollitt, “What Ever Happened to Welfare Mothers?” characterizing the massive crowing about the success of PRWORA. Or see (10 yrs earlier) 2001 “Singled Out: A Critique of Single Motherhood in Welfare Discourse,” (Wm & Mary Journal of Women’s Law Vol. 7 Issue 2, Article #3, Parvin R. Huda), i.e., “In overtly condemnatory and punitive terms, PRWORA stigmatizes dependence and ascribes moral fault to one particular group: poor single mothers.”


Imagine that you are 12 years old. You and your 14 year old brother have been neglected by your mother and sexually abused by her boyfriends. You are taken from your mother and her rights are terminated because she is chemically dependent and has been arrested for selling drugs.


Interesting Choice of Symbolic Imaginary Poster Child for a Children’s Advocacy Law Firm funded and staffed by HOW many empathetic attorneys and WHICH donors? Anyone around want to talk about what are so many kids doing in foster care to start with — is it really a “Bad Mother” issue?
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Written by Let's Get Honest|She Looks It Up

March 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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