State Rep. Gail Finney’s (D) bill expands current law, which allows spanking without leaving marks.KC Star:
According to KCTV, the new legislation would permit teachers, caregivers and parents to strike children up to 10 times, and leave redness or even bruising.
“Twenty, 30 years ago, we didn’t sit in car seats, and we do now,” pediatric nurse practitioner and child care expert Amy Terreros pointed out. “So maybe they did spank or were spanked as a child, but now we have research that shows it is less effective than time out. It tends to lead to more aggressive behavior with a child.”
If the bill passes, Kansas will be one of the few states to expand spanking rights. Corporal punishment has been banned completely by 30 states.
KCTV reports Rep. John Rubin, chairman of the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, says he isn't sure the committee will even consider the bill.What's even more appalling is that it's a DEMOCRAT that's sponsoring this fucked-up bill. And she is very deserving of being primaried for this heinous bill and/or should just switch parties to the GOP, where this type of shit is accepted. Bills to EXPAND or allow corporal punishment DO NOT fit in with Democratic Party or progressive values at all!
And spanking your children does NOT magically make them well-behaved. In fact, it teaches them that violence and bullying is okay.
I hope the voters of the 84th House District primary this DINO out of office!
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