Saturday, December 1, 2012

First meeting of legislative committee on child abuse and neglect is Monday

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 work.

“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.

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