Results for - Parental Rights

2,570 voters participated in this survey

  • 1. In 31 states in America, if a rape victim becomes pregnant because of a sexual assault the rapist can seek parental visitation rights or even custody. Do you think they should be able to have visitation rights or custody?
    Yes, they are still the biological parent of the child | 7.78% | 200 votes
    Only if there is not a conviction.An accusation doesn't mean the person is actually guilty and this shouldn't prevent a father from visiting their child | 33.23% | 854 votes
    Absolutely not, once the rape claim is made the father should not be able to receive any rights or custody | 58.99% | 1,516 votes
  • 2. Some states require mothers to give notice to the rapist if they decide to give the child up for adoption. Do you agree?
    Yes, it is still their child so they should know where the child is going | 11.28% | 290 votes
    yes, if the person was proven to be guilty. | 14.32% | 368 votes
    It should be the mother's decision only and she should not have to tell the father | 74.40% | 1,912 votes

12/05/2012 News 10 points 35

Comments

  • smg1665 profile photo
    rapist have no rights they belong in jail and no contact with kid
    about 1 year
  • mgc415 profile photo
    These questions really anger and disturb me.
    about 1 year
  • peasley profile photo
    this just doesn't make sense.
    about 1 year
  • lottlisa68 profile photo
    make the ******* pay child support but not be allowed to have any say so or visitation.
    about 1 year
  • mountainebony profile photo
    I know of a person that was raped---and the father was made liable to take parental rights of the child and he is a alcoholic---WE HAVE A CRAZY COURT SYSTEM!
    about 1 year
  • stellar2000 profile photo
    It seems to me this law means the rapist has more rights that the innocent mother and even more so the innocent child. It makes me ill this can happen.
    about 1 year
  • AnnieO profile photo
    Wow. Common sense, decency, and compassion really needs to take charge of this country...
    about 1 year
  • slj3954 profile photo
    first off he raped her so how does he have any rights to anything? The only right he has is the right to go to JAIL.
    about 1 year
  • laura_jean1 profile photo
    he needs to be hung by hos testcles
    about 1 year
  • suzannie profile photo
    makes me sick
    about 1 year
  • Pamella7 profile photo
    why say Republicans? Some of these states are democrat.
    about 1 year
  • Lexie123 profile photo
    If it was indeed a rape the mother should not have to do anything she does not want to do. Yes sadly some cry rape and it's not true, but no rapist should have any kind of rights to that child.
    about 1 year
  • LNC profile photo
    LNC
    That's always been the law in some states, even if the guy is convicted, when he gets out, he could still have parental rights.
    about 1 year
  • momathome profile photo
    Rapists don't deserve any rights, what did they care about the rights of the woman they raped? If they don't care about another persons rights why should we care about theirs?
    about 1 year
  • Oldladytish profile photo
    This is sick. Rapists should forfeit all human rights.
    about 1 year
  • norahs1962 profile photo
    If he rape her then he SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE CHILD. just think what kind of person he is..
    about 1 year
  • scags profile photo
    I've never heard of them gaining any rights, they should be jailed with no rights. They are scum.
    about 1 year
  • kcck12 profile photo
    Whoa----where did this come from: the mind of an absolutely DERANGED person?!?! THIS IS AWFUL---and it might be a LAW?!?! Sooo incredibly spooky sometimes.....
    about 1 year
  • Sophia1957 profile photo
    A rapist should be in jail for a long time,not giving the victim grief!!!!!!!!
    about 1 year
  • Snuggels profile photo
    what a horrible thing! I live in a country where health care is covered. We don't have to pay for abortions. If I was raped and found out I was pregnant I would deffaintly terminate the pregnancy if it wasn't too late. I could not bare the thought of a living being feeding off my body that was produce from a rape. My heart goes out to all the woman that are forced into that situation!
    about 1 year
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