The bill requires that the petitioner prove they are the biological father of the unborn child, but does not require them to provide DNA evidence — only a “voluntary acknowledgment of paternity,” which is acceptable without the signature of the pregnant parent, the bill states.
The bill also does not make exceptions for rape or incest. If someone is found to have gone against the injunction, they may be held in civil or criminal contempt, according to the bill.
CNN has reached out to state Sen. Mark Pody, who introduced the Senate bill, and state Rep. Jerry Sexton, who sponsored the House bill. Neither have returned requests for comment.
Last Thursday, the state Senate bill was passed on second consideration. It has now been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the state House, it passed first consideration last week. If passed, the act will take effect on July 1.
The organization did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
CNN’s Caroline Kelly, Dakin Andone and Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.