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Tell North Carolina to Overturn Decision Legalizing Rape

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Under a 1979 Supreme Court decision, once someone has agreed to start having sex, at no time during that act of intercourse can she withdraw consent. She relinquishes the right to control her own body.

If her partner has to physically restrain her, causing injuries, to keep her from stopping the act? Nope, not rape.

In effect, this decision has legalized rape.

This disturbing policy came to light after a case in which a young woman was dropped under the argument that she'd been okay with having sex at first. The victim's father is now asking legislators to make certain that other girls are not faced with the same denial of legal redress for what is certainly rape.

Help protect future women by asking North Carolina state legislators to pass legislation clarifying that rape occurs in any non-consensual situation, even if it happens after intercourse has started.

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