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I am not ready to send this out by email or (Dad, and a few others, don't know what happened) but I would like you to read it and think about it. And, yes, I signed the petition.

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=-18363434-7Fejwmx&rc=mailto

Thanks.


The comment I added was "Are you willing to look me in the eye and tell me what happened to me wasn't really rape just because I was too young to fight back?"

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lizkayl
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
Signed.