Missouri State Rep. Rick Brattin (R) introduced a bill which would “require a woman seeking an abortion to obtain notarized consent from the baby’s father, even if he is physically abusive toward her,” the Huffington Post reports.
Brattin said his bill would require a woman to be able to prove that a “legitimate rape” happened in order to avoid having to ask for a man’s consent for the abortion.
Said Brattin: “Just like any rape, you have to report it, and you have to prove it. So you couldn’t just go and say, ‘Oh yeah, I was raped,’ and get an abortion. It has to be a legitimate rape.”Save to Favorites