Ruth Davidson says rape clause 'misinformation is deeply damaging'
Scotland's Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson has voiced criticism over what she has called "deeply damaging" misinformation on the so-called rape clause.
Reforms of the welfare system which came into force in April mean child tax credits are now capped at two children.
A clause in the new rules means mothers who have a third child as a result of rape can be exempted - but would have to provide evidence to do so.
Ms Davidson told the BBC:"I think some of the misinformation which has been put out about this is really deeply damaging, I think it scares people.
"This is about ensuring that people in extreme circumstances are not penalised for those extreme circumstances and they are not dragged into a system that they are exempted from."