One of the bills filed earlier this week at the State Capitol… seeks to help women caught in abusive situations get back on their feet far away from their abuser. State Representative Chris Dinkins, a Republican from the southern Missouri town of Annapolis sponsors legislation that will allow abused women on the run a much easier way to get important documents…like birth certificates.

Dinkins say without a birth certificate, it’s almost impossible to get any other form of identification which is necessary for setting up a bank account, get a driver’s license or a social security card.