• Petitioned State Representative Christopher Hurst

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State Representative Christopher Hurst

Draft a bill to prohibit child custody requests by rapists in Wa. State

    1. Lorraine Hardin
    2. Petition by

      Lorraine Hardin

      Auburn, WA

No rape victim should ever be forced to carry a subsequent pregnancy to term; however, if she chooses to carry and deliver that child, her rapist should never have a right to request, or demand, custody or visitation rights. The State of Washington is one of 31 states that currently do not have a law prohibiting rapists pursuing custody and visitation rights, meaning they can potentially interfere with the victim for the rest of her life.

To:
State Representative Christopher Hurst
Draft a bill to prohibit child custody requests by rapists in Wa. State

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      "The engine of my entire action is justice.

      Anything else would be a missed life for me "... (Alice Schwarzer)

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    • Karen Silver BRONX, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Richard Mourdock said that bearing a rapist's child is something God wants. This is a slap in the face to Mourdock and those like him.

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    • Armour F. MillerWebb MARYSVILLE, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      This hook, demanding visitation or custody of a child resulting from a rape, is twofold. It forces the victim to relive the rape every time there is contact with her rapist and it exposes the child of rape to its vicious criminal parent.

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    • Martha Pearce-Smith HAMILTON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Rape is a violent crime. No one should benefit from crime...

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    • Lorraine Hardin AUBURN, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am appalled that there is no law protecting rape victims who wish to have the child of a rape from the rapist demanding custody or visitation. This is an oversight that deserves to be corrected.

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