A Missouri State Representative has proposed a bill that would require women to get a notarized signature (no forgeries, ladies!) from the father of the baby in order to get an abortion. Really- a permission slip! And don't think you could wiggle your way out of the requirement for rape. A rape will only be exempted if it is a "legitimate" rape according to the representative. His definition of legitimate? It is reported to police and "proved." Otherwise, prepare to mother your attacker's child. And don't think domestic violence will excuse you from the proposed rules, either. the caring representative says that just because there is violence in the relationship doesn't mean the baby shouldn't be born.
Do you agree? Think this is reasonable legislation? Or are you outraged by this lattest attempt to chip away at abortion rights that have existed since the 1970's?
Rev. Rebecca Turner, Executive Director of Faithaloud, join us to look at the Missouri legislation as well as other political attempts to change abortion rights.
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