New legislation filed in Springfield could make it extremely tough to be a single mother. If a father is not listed on a birth certificate to a newborn child, the bill says a birth certificate would not be issued for that child and any hopes of receiving financial assistance, if needed, would be dashed. The bill does this by amending the Vital
Update: Illinois Bill Would Withhold Financial Assistance To Single Moms Who Cannot Identify Their Child’s Father
The proposed bill also proposed that the children would be denied a birth certificate is the mother is unable to provide the father’s name.