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This February, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill allowing women who become pregnant through rape to sue and terminate the parental rights of their rapist. Similar legislation has been popular nationwide. In Maryland, versions of this bill have been introduced no less than nine times, leading many to wonder why it took so many attempts to get it passed. We discuss the bill’s challenges and legislative process with its lead sponsor.
- Kathleen Dumais Member, Maryland House of Delegates for Montgomery County; @KathleenDumais1
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