Proposed Single Mother Law

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SPRINGFIELD - A new bill could make it harder for single mothers to get help from the state.

Under the proposal, a mother would be required to put a father's name on a child's birth certificate.

If they do not name a father, the state could run DNA tests or require the mother to name a family member, to help financially.

Without a second name on the birth certificate, the mother would not be allowed to apply for state support.

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