Rape Clause Debate

MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are debating the UK Government’s ‘two child cap’ on child tax credits and the vile rape clause – which would force victims of rape to relive their trauma and prove they were sexually assaulted in order to receive support for their child.

This cruel and revolting policy has been condemned by Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland and even the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Scottish Conservative’s support for this policy is indefensible and I agree with the First Minister that the rape clause has no place in a civilised society.

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