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Catherine Hanaway Claims Working Mothers Are Bad for Women & Children

Over the weekend Catherine Hanaway, the Sinquefield-funded candidate for governor, spoke at an event alongside Todd Akin, Michele Bachmann, and Phyllis Schlafly where she expressed some pretty shocking opinions. Among those was the idea that working mothers are bad for both the women and their children.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

An arguably more controversial comment [...] is a passage in which Hanaway seems to say that having working mothers in the labor force is a bad thing, and that it's been caused by out-of-wedlock births.

Those births have “impoverished women” and “forced those children to grow up in households where their mothers have to work,” she's quoted as saying. “How is that culture good for women and children?”

Riverfront Times:

Hanaway explains, if women are permitted to have sex (and even, gasp!, have children) without being married first, then it's only a matter of time before "every sexual preference" -- including child abuse, apparently -- "is acceptable."

Unsurprisingly, many people disagreed with Hanaway's assessment of women.

Audio of her discussing working mothers can be found here: