A New Mississippi Law Will Force Teen Moms to Submit Cord Blood for DNA Testing


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Mississippi has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country, and it’s hoped that a new law will help get to the bottom of things. Now, if a girl under age 16 gives birth, doctors will be required to collect cord blood for DNA testing. Republican Governor Phil Bryant says that with the DNA, the state will be able to determine who the father is and hopefully prosecute him for statutory rape. But is it a good idea for teen mothers?

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