The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law. For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. (Another exemption covers pregnancies that could endanger the life of the woman.) But the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,"a bill with 173 mostly Republican co-sponsors ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Chris Finnie - Jan 28, 2011 - 3:52 AM PST
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Chris Finnie
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by Chris Finnie - Feb. 2, 2011

Very informative. This is a lot more detail than I'd heard before about this proposed bill.

Very scary too.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Feb. 2, 2011

A moderately thorough look behind the latest Republican anti-privacy and anti-women initiative to increase the population of unwanted children.

Next they will only allow the claim of force if there is proof via video camera, so rapist rights are not violated.

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by Don Bertschman - Feb. 1, 2011
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Mike Carlson
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by Mike Carlson - Jan. 29, 2011

This bill reflects male and religious chauvanism at its worst. Why don't we allow all male rapists go free since it's only the testosterone that is to blame?

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