The two child limit on child benefit was brought in by the Conservative Party in 2017. There are exceptions one of which is if you can prove the child was conceived without the mothers consent.
New figures this week revealed nearly a thousand women have had to directly engage with this policy since its introduction in April 2017. Hundreds of thousands of households are being affected by the two-child limit, pushing many into poverty and destitution. "The Rape Clause" is a short film about one of the most insidious extremities of austerity policy, and how (whether intentionally or not) it weaponises shame and trauma.