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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:13 AM

Alabama Banned Abortions. Then Its Lawmakers Remembered Rapists Can Get Parental Rights.

Excerpt from Mother Jones article...
Each year, between 7,750 and 12,500 children are conceived from rape nationwide, according to Justice Department estimates, which are likely low because many attacks are not reported. Family custody lawyers say rapists sometimes push for parental rights to try to dissuade mothers from pressing for criminal charges, or after being asked to pay child support. Most states have laws on the books to allow courts to terminate or restrict rapists’ parental rights under certain conditions. Alabama, where Stallings still lives, has long been an outlier: It’s one of just two states (along with Minnesota) that has never passed such a law.



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Reply Alabama Banned Abortions. Then Its Lawmakers Remembered Rapists Can Get Parental Rights. (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2019 OP
Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #1
Bayard Jun 2019 #6
Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #8
lark Jun 2019 #2
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2019 #7
bdamomma Jun 2019 #3
Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #4
Brainfodder Jun 2019 #5

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:19 AM

1. I'm going to be fuckin' sick...

A few months after Jessica Stallings’ 13th birthday, her uncle raped her for the first time. He was 20 years old, and he lived with Stallings and her mother in their Alabama home. He kept raping her, she claimed in court documents, and by the time she was 19, she had three children from the encounters. They married briefly when she was 20, and she filed for divorce a few months later.

Today Stallings is in her early 30s, but she hasn’t been able to fully escape her rough childhood: After their divorce, a court granted him visitation rights so he could regularly see the kids—forcing her to repeatedly face the man she says tormented her....

...Stallings’ uncle was never convicted of rape or incest, even though she says she was 15 and he was 22 when she first got pregnant with his child. “It went to grand jury twice, and both times they said there was not enough evidence to convict him, even though we had DNA and court documents and birth certificates and medical records,” she told me. “I had every piece of the puzzle I could possibly have, and they kept kicking it out.” Her uncle’s attorney declined to speak with Mother Jones about the case, citing attorney-client privilege.

For now, she says, her uncle is legally allowed to see her children every weekend. For a few years she refused to let him, but a court threatened to jail her if she didn’t comply.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:54 AM

6. WTF!?

What was her mother doing while this was going on under her roof?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:52 PM

8. Even if her mom was an absentee drug addict

what jury on EARTH doesn't see a crime here??

There is LIVING, BREATHING PROOF that this yokel had intercourse with a 13-year-old blood relative! What the hell else do they need??

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:42 AM

2. Alabama truly hates and detests and wants to cause harm to every uppity woman.

We used to drive from Jax. to NO for the Jazz Fest on a yearly basis. For the last 3 years, we fly. We do not want to have to spend money in AL, or MS so just bypass those awful places.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:33 PM

7. Only way to get conservatives to see they messed up is though their wallet.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:44 AM

3. The republican

jerks who are continuing to do this to women will seal their own fate. We will rise.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:06 AM

4. +1

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:21 AM

5. Thinking an extra large new BF with jealousy & temper issues might be in order?

n/t

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