/ January 10, 2017
A controversial new law introduces the so-called rape clause without any legal processes. The proposal requires women who were rape victims and subsequently had children due to the assault to verify whether they would like to claim tax credits for the third and subsequent children that were conceived as a result of rape. In the parliament, there was no discussions or debates, and the appalling clause has been introduced together with new restrictions that were brought on tax credit entitlement just late Wednesday and as an amendment to an existing act. It is also expected that within a month the plans will come into effect.