“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 in the realm of federal funding for reproductive health care.
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 Smith bill 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. Please sign the petition today.”
-Taken from MoveOn.Org
No matter your views on a woman’s right to choose, “redefining rape” to limit the amount of federal money being spent on abortions is a malicious assault against women and our personal health decisions. Please sign the online petition on MoveOn.org’s website. They will forward it to your state and local representatives. This is scary stuff ladies (and the men who love them)!