A statement Governor Scott Walker made about when the right time for people to start having families is drew heat from a state representative who used to be a teenage single mother herself, and she wants him to apologize.
During his 2017-2019 budget proposal, Governor Walker talked about how young people just starting out can have a better chance of reaching the middle class and beyond.
“You get a job you, wait til you’re 21 to have a child, and you’re married, the overwhelming evidence regardless of what the moral factors are, just the scientific evidence shows that people are much more likely to live a middle class or better life going forward,” Walker explained.
Stuck says she would like to see Walker to support policies to help people have those chances, from birth control to student debt relief.
“Walker emphasizing that people should wait to have children, then he should also then be investing in women’s healthcare and making sure places like Planned Parenthood are funded in Wisconsin, so that people have access to birth control,” Stuck said.
While Stuck is hoping Walker apologizes to all single parents and families who have different circumstances, the governor is sticking to his words.