Montana lawmakers to consider bill that would cut of parental rights of rapists

BILLINGS, MT (KTRK) -- Montana lawmakers are considering a law that would cut off all parent-child rights to a man who rapes and impregnates his victim.

State Senator Diane Sands, who drafted the bill, says this is the only way to protect the rape victim.

"So you've got someone who has raped someone and there's a child as a result of it and kind of in perpetuity into the future," Sands said. "The rapist has a continued weapon to use against the victim, which is this child."

A Senate hearing on the bill is scheduled for the first week of the New Year.
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