Bill plans to remove paternal rights if child conceived by non-consensual act

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A bill that would remove the paternal rights of fathers of children conceived through rape is headed back before the state house.

The bill was unanimously approved by the senate last week and after a first reading the state house sent it to the committee on criminal justice for clarification.

It will go back before the house Wednesday.

The law would remove any paternal rights of a father if the mother provides clear and convincing evidence that the child was conceived in a non-consensual act.

However, that would not apply if the father and mother have since moved in together.

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