Sunday, October 14, 2012

'Poverty is no excuse for child abuse'

The speaker is Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. Her full statement (on October 11) was: "Poverty does not cause child abuse and it certainly doesn't excuse it."

Two comments on this issue, taken from the 3news.co.nz site:

CHRISTINE: I agree totally with Paula Bennett on this one. Poverty is no excuse for child abuse, especially babies and pre-schoolers. No excuses.
TIN MAN: @Christine: Neither is being affluent, prominent, high-profile and being able to cover your tracks.

The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of October 12, 2012.

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