Rep Rick Brattin Authored A Bill Requiring Women To Receive Notarized Permission From The Father Before An Abortion; Included Exemption For “Legitimate Rape.”According to the Associated Press, “A bill filed this month would require pregnant women to get permission from the father before having an abortion except in cases of incest and what the Missouri Republican who sponsored the legislation called ‘legitimate rape.’ If passed, state Rep. Rick Brattin’s bill would require women to obtain notarized written permission from the father to terminate a pregnancy. The mandate would be waived for rape and incest. An identical bill by the Harrisonville lawmaker died in committee last session.” [Associated Press,12/18/14]

  • Brattin: “It Has To Be A Legitimate Rape.” According to The Associated Press, “‘Just like any rape, you have to report it, and you have to prove it,’ Brattin told Mother Jones in a statement that drew criticism from state Democrats. ‘So you couldn’t just go and say, ‘Oh yeah, I was raped,’ and get an abortion. It has to be a legitimate rape.’” [Associated Press,12/18/14]