Redefining Rape (All Rights All Around the World, Feb. 2, 2011)

A message from MoveOn:

Incredible! Since yesterday, over 360,000 people have signed our petition demanding Congress oppose the GOP legislation that could redefine rape.

If we get to half a million signers, we’ll hand-deliver all the signatures during an upcoming hearing on the bill—right in front of the news media and their cameras. Can you help us reach our goal by sharing the petition with your friends, family, and co-workers?

Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Marika, Michael, Daniel, and the rest of the team
P.S. You can also just pass the text below on by email:

Subject: Help to stop the GOP plan to redefine rape


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?

Thank you!

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This entry was posted in All Rights All Around the World (Human Rights News Digests), Children, Gender, Law, Reproductive Rights, Take Action, United States, Women and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Redefining Rape (All Rights All Around the World, Feb. 2, 2011)

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