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Deadlier Than You
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Post GOP wants to redefine rape
I got this through MoveOn.org this morning and it is just completely reprehensible. Please sign.

Subject: Help to stop the GOP plan to redefine rape

Hi,

I just heard about a horrible GOP bill that could redefine rape and set
women's rights back by decades.

Here's the deal: Right now, federal dollars can't be used for abortion
except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman's life is in danger.
But the bill, introduced by Republican congressman Chris Smith, would
narrow that use to "cases of 'forcible' rape but not statutory or coerced
rape."

As far too many women know, bruises and broken bones do not define rape -
a lack of consent does. This bill is scary - so I signed a petition
telling Congress to stand up and oppose the bill. Can you join me at the
link below?

http://pol.moveon.org/smithbill/?r_by=25965-17931540-yy64EHx&rc=mailto

Thanks.


Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:23 am
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Post Re: GOP wants to redefine rape
Signed the petition, tweeted and posted. This is complete and utter bullshit.


Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:56 pm
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Post Re: GOP wants to redefine rape
They've dropped the "forcible rape" language from the bill!

http://feministing.com/2011/02/03/schaa ... um=twitter


It's still a flawed bill, IMO, but at least they changed this.


Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:36 am
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