A women sits with her son for dinner in their new sparsely furnished apartment, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in New York. After leaving her husband who beat her for years, she and her little boy spent the next three years homeless because she couldn’t afford New York City rents. About one third of American children are now living in poverty. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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.

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