Dr. Helen

Should Republicans 'Man Up' On Fatherlessness?

“Yes,” says Terry Brennan, the co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting. In a piece over at the Daily Caller, he says:

For decades, Republicans have preached they’re “Pro-Family,” espousing traditional marriage as best. Emboldened by studies showing children fare best in intact families, and fearing the religious right, the message was simple: Marriage is best, so get married and stay married. But those interested in public policy know, positions need to withstand three tests: they should be reviewed for effectiveness, be comprehensive and stand up to rigorous critique. Republican policy fails all three.

I generally don’t like it when people use the term “man up,” but in this case it sounds appropriate.

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