SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 209C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (e) the following subsection:- (f) Where a court finds by clear and convincing evidence that a child was conceived by an act of rape, as defined in sections 22 and 22A of chapter 265, the court shall not establish paternity in favor of the perpetrator of the rape or grant the perpetrator of the rape custody or visitation rights or any other parental rights. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this section shall: 1) prevent a court from ordering that the perpetrator of the rape pay child support; or 2) limit the right of the child to inherit from or through the perpetrator of the rape.
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