FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Rapists whose victims give birth to a child would be barred from seeking custody of that child under a bill passed by the Kentucky state Senate.
While rapists would still be required to provide child support for any children born to their victims, they would also be banned from inheriting property from those children.
Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, a Republican from Monticello, says the bill was inspired by national stories of women forced into legal custody battles with their attackers.
No senators spoke in opposition to the measure.
It was passed unanimously on a 38-0 vote. The bill now moves to the Kentucky House of Representatives for consideration.
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