The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1064 authored by Rep. Slager on terminating the parent-child relationship. The bill allows a parent, who is a victim of rape resulting in the conception of a child, to file a petition to terminate the parental rights of the alleged rapist. The bill includes time frames for filing a petition depending on the age of the parent/victim.
Testimony in support of the bill was heard from the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Hope After Rape Conception and Indiana Right to Life. The bill passed 13-0.
Read the bill at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2016/bills/house/1064