Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther has banned another man convicted of failing to pay child support from having more children while he’s on probation.
“Defendant is ordered to make all reasonable efforts to avoid impregnating a woman during the community control period or until such time that Defendant can prove to the Court that he is able to provide support for his children he already has and is in fact supporting the children or until a change in conditions warrant the lifting of this condition,” Walther wrote in the order handed down in Chapman’s six criminal nonsupport cases.
Chapman, who lives in Lorain, will be on probation for five years, but his lawyer Giovanna Scaletta-Bremke said her client plans to appeal the procreation ban.
“People have a fundamental right to procreate and a restriction on the right to procreate is unconstitutional,” she said.
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