In Alabama—which banned abortion for rape victims — rapists have parental rights. Said one victim: “I’ve spent my entire life scared to death of my rapist, and now, I’m fighting him for custody of my children.”
In Alabama a rapist can get parental rights but a rape victim can’t get an abortion.
“Alabama is one of two states with no statute terminating parental rights for a person found to have conceived the child by rape or incest, a fact that has gained fresh relevance since its lawmakers adopted the nation’s strictest abortion ban in May.”
Anyone who supports this law is a cold-hearted bastard
This is horrifying on so many levels. We need to do more to protect women and girls. That means looking for loopholes like this that leave them (and their children) open to physical danger and mental trauma.
Backward Alabama is imposing an ugly reign of patriarchal terror. Get this crazy combination of public policies: Deprives its women of their constitutional rights, while protecting the paternal rights of rapists. Right out of #HandmaidsTale.
"Alabama is one of two states with no statute terminating parental rights for a person found to have conceived the child by rape or incest, a fact that has gained fresh relevance since its lawmakers adopted the nation’s strictest abortion ban in May"
Going full Handmaid’s Tale? #MyBodyMyChoice