America, Rape, Women

“No” Doesn’t Mean “No.”


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A far-reaching anti-choice bill, introduced by Republican Chris Smith and supported by 173 members of the House, includes a provision that could redefine rape and set women’s rights back by decades.

Right now, federal dollars can only be used for abortion in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman’s life is in danger. To get around this, the Smith bill would narrow the legal meaning of “rape” to mean only violent rape: Date rape, coerced rape, statutory rape, and rape of the mentally impaired would no longer be considered “rape.”

Click here sign the MoveOn petition against this. Go here to download a free poster.

Thanks to AttempteStock for this photo.

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One Comment

  • Where in the legislation does it say “the legal meaning of “rape” to mean only violent rape: Date rape, coerced rape, statutory rape, and rape of the mentally impaired would no longer be considered “rape.” “?

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