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Raped, Pregnant and Ordeal Not Over

Shauna Prewitt, writing for CNN on the appalling state of laws restricting a rapist’s custody rights:

It would not be long before I would learn firsthand that in the vast majority of states – 31 – men who father through rape are able to assert the same custody and visitation rights to their children that other fathers enjoy. When no law prohibits a rapist from exercising these rights, a woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child.

My thanks to Nahida, The Fatal Feminist, for the link.