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Illinois GOP: If single moms can’t find the dad, their babies won’t get birth certificates

Being a single mom in Springfield, Illinois could get a little more difficult if certain GOP lawmakers get their way.

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We’ve removed this post because aspects of the story later turned out to be inaccurate.

From Snopes:

What’s True: HB6064 was introduced as a change to Illinois’ public aid laws and contained provisions that could prevent a single mother from obtaining a birth certificate if she didn’t identify the father of her child.

What’s False: The bill did not prevent all single mothers from obtaining birth certificates, nor was it intended to punish or stigmatize single mothers by preventing them from obtaining birth certificates.

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