An anti-choice bill was introduced in Gilead, er, Tennessee this week and it’s outrageous. The legislation would allow a man who claims to be the biological dad to stop a woman from getting an abortion, even in cases of sexual assault and incest. And he wouldn’t have to take a DNA test, as long as he acknowledges he’s the biological dad. WTF?From HuffPost:
The legislation, SB0494 in the Senate and HB1079 in the House, would require a court hearing to be held within 14 days of a petition being filed by the individual seeking an injunction.
At the hearing, if the man can prove that he is the biological dad and that there is a “reasonable probability” that the woman would obtain an abortion, the court shall issue an injunction prohibiting her from terminating the pregnancy. Proof of parenthood requires only that the petitioner acknowledges paternity. A DNA test is not ……
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