December 1, 2012 By Mike Lear
A House-Senate committee on child neglect and abuse will hold its first hearing on Monday.
Representative Bill Lant (R-Joplin) sponsored the legislation that
created the Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect when it was
passed as part of another bill. He will be the vice-chairman of the
Committee, under Senator Kurt Schaefer. Lant says he’s excited to get to
“The statistics that were brought to my attention over a year ago are
that one in four children in the state of Missouri are either physically
or sexually abused before they’re fourteen years old, and I find that
to be totally unacceptable. We can do much better than that.” *
*I think his stats are about 500% overstated. I find it unacceptable how gullible he is to believe the nanny nutcase that gave him those figures. The stats we had several years ago was 1 in 25.