How can it be made worse for women who are forced to carry their rapist’s baby?

Having to share custody.

When some rape victims do choose to give birth to a child conceived through sexual assault, they find that the legal door is left wide open for their victimization to continue. It sounds unfathomable, but in many states the law makes it possible for rapists to assert their parental rights and use custody proceedings as a weapon against their victims…victims continue to come forward with horror stories of rapists using the threat of custody actions to blackmail and intimidate their victims into not pressing criminal charges.

 

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I'm a freelance writer living in Baltimore with my husband, son, and two cats. I'm working on editing my first novel. I love reading, traveling, and the cello.
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One Response to How can it be made worse for women who are forced to carry their rapist’s baby?

  1. michellemead says:

    It’s despicable that this can happen. What an horrific situation for anybody to find themselves in. I can hardly find words.

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