Rape is Rape: Tell Speaker Boehner to Drop Republicans’ Plan to Redefine Rape
  • Petitioned Rep. John Boehner

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Rep. John Boehner

Rape is Rape: Tell Speaker Boehner to Drop Republicans’ Plan to Redefine Rape

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      Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

As one of their first acts after taking the majority, House Republicans are proposing to drastically narrow the definition of rape that qualifies women for health care coverage. H.R. 3 would redefine rape in these cases to only include "forcible rape," a definition that rules out a woman being drugged, children who are victims of statutory rape, and many date rape scenarios. 

No matter what Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans want to call it, rape is rape -- women should have the right to health care following a rape. 

The House of Representatives could vote on this extremist legislation in the next few weeks, so Speaker Boehner needs to hear from you today.

Take action to urge Speaker Boehner to vote no on H.R. 3 and reject extremist anti-women bills like it that try to deny health coverage to women and children who are victims of rape and incest.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Resta Gray ROCHESTER, NH
      • over 3 years ago

      We need Nancy Pelosi not this moron!!!!!

    • Michelle Peel SKOKIE, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Lizzy Seeberg was lucky enough to get away, and because the Notre Dame police didn't consider her being assaulted as serious enough the football player has still not been named. Lizzy suffered from depression and it got the best of her, she is no longer with us. By redifining "rape" you can expect those brave women and men who report it to shrink in numbers. How will it be safe for any women on college campuses to get around if they know the only way their rapist will be caught is if they can fight him. Being drugged doesn't mean they're saying yes.

    • carey collins HILLSBOROUGH, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Why the march backward against civil rights? Why? What possible motivation?

    • leslie michelson ARLINGTON, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am signing thi petiton for :

      1 children who are reapeadtly molested and

      raped , by a family member, teacher, any care taker

      2anyone who is in an institution, nursing home

      3. Any asult which Drugs are used

      4. Date Rape

      5 . Children who are trafficked

      6 Any " rape" by any religous affilations

    • Kyle Glaab SARASOTA, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is absolutely disgusting.


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