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Pennsylvania Tightens Loophole in Rapist-Fathers’ Rights Law

The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg

A bill that would amend Pennsylvania law to tighten—but not close—a loophole enabling rapist-fathers to obtain custody and visitation rights over a child conceived in rape unanimously passed the Pennsylvania house.

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New York Court Affirms Moving Out of State While Pregnant Is Not ‘Absconding With a Child’

Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

A decision last week illustrates that the fight for fetal “personhood” rights is happening on many fronts.

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Anti-Rape Bill Could Create Wedge Between Different Anti-Feminist Factions

A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.

A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.

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