PA Legislation Takes Aim at Rapists’ Current Parental Rights

Man rapes Woman.

Woman becomes pregnant. Woman gives birth to Child.

Man is convicted of rape. Man serves sentence.

Man is released from prison.

Man petitions family court for visitation with Child.

Pennsylvania family court awards Man visitation.

Today, that could very well happen in the state of Pennsylvania. Among others.

But possibly not for much longer.

Two state legislators have introduced bills to allow the family court to terminate the parental rights of a convicted rapist to a child born of the rape. While leaving the rapist on the hook for child support.

The bills could pass both houses of the legislature and reach the governor next month.

Read more in this 90.5 WESA radio station news article: New Bill Would End Child Custody Rights for Rapists