Statements about Children
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."
Says "the mandate is 71 times that a child’s body will be injected with a disease" for immunizations.
"One person, Kathleen Sebelius, was going to determine whether or not" 10-year-old lung patient Sarah Murnaghan would live or die.
Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."
Says 70,000 children "have lost their Head Start slots" because of the sequester.
Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."
Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
In Cranston, it costs $5,000 to $6,000 to send out community notifications on just one Level 3 sex offender.
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Says that in 2007, "Oregon ranked 25th -- or 7th from the bottom -- in percentage of children with untreated decay compared to 32 other states with similar data."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
When students leave our high schools and they go to the community college, 70-75 percent of them have to pay to take remedial math.
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
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