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

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.

 


Letter to
Representative John Boehner
I'm writing to urge you to drop H.R. 3, your attempt to drastically narrow the definition of rape to prevent women from accessing heath care coverage.

By attempting to redefine rape to only include "forcible rape," you will block access to health care to women who are raped after being drugged, children who are victims of statutory rape, and victims of many date rape scenarios.

No matter what you might want to call it, rape is rape -- women should have the right to health care following a rape.

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.