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Senate OKs bill to terminate parental rights of rapists
Rape victims who decide to keep a child conceived during a rape often have to make a deal with the perpetrator not to testify against him to end his claim for parental rights.
“That is a travesty and continues the victimization of the woman,” she said. “It’s time for New Hampshire to send the strong message to victims of rape ‘We are on their side.’” The state’s discretionary law to terminate parental rights would become mandatory with a conviction or guilty plea and a judicial fact-finding hearing finds the child was conceived during rape, under the bill.
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