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Published August 02, 2013, 02:47 PM

Miss. law requires cord blood from some teen moms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won't name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity as a step toward prosecuting statutory rape cases.

By: EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,Associated Press, Associated Press

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