Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer is keeping up his attacks on Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young for his extreme views -- this time for a dissenting opinion Young wrote minimizing the value of a mother’s care for her children.
In Thorn v. Mercy Memorial Hospital, Young wanted the Michigan Supreme Court to severely limit the compensation for the future care of the children of a mother killed due to a botched Caesarean section. The majority of the court disagreed.
"Young's statements minimizing the value of a mother's care for her children are an insult not only to all mothers, but to all parents as well," said Brewer. "Once again we see Young putting the interests of insurance companies, like the one he used to work for, ahead of people injured or killed in this state, as well as their children.
"Young's antiquated views would take us back to the days when 'women's work' was used as a crude, offensive stereotype to deny the value of women’s role in child-rearing," said Brewer. "The people of Michigan are growing tired of so-called 'family values' politicians like Bob Young, Mike Cox, and Mark Sanford who proclaim their fidelity to family values and then betray those values by their actions."