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RAPE - PROVE IT! SAYS CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH. SMITH REDEFINES RAPE TO FORCIBLE RAPE. SMITH IS YOUR CONGRESSMAN

Congressman Chris Smith introduced legislation to redefine RAPE.  To add insult to injury Smith voted Against the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN'S ACT IN 2013   CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH SPONSORED LEGISLATION THAT CHANGES THE LANGUAGE OF RAPE TO FORCIBLE RAPE.EMPOWERING RAPISTS AND LEAVING WOMEN HELPLESS.   If you are a victim of rape, no means absolutely nothing. At least that will be the case if H.R. 3, a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), is passed.   H.R. 3, is called the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act, but it actually seeks to ban abortions in all but a very few instances including when the pregnant female was the subject of an act of “forcible rape.” Most of us blessed with female reproductive organs, and yes, brains, know that all rape is forcible rape. (An exception is Whoopi Goldberg who has her own definition of “rape rape.”) In writing the bill, Rep. Smith and his co-sponsors fail to define  ”forcible rape,” opening the door for a very scary interpretation of the could-be law. And they harm every victim of sexual assault past, present and future by supporting the idea that if there are no cuts and bruises, there is no rape. With this legislation, which was introduced last week by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to "forcible rape." This would rule out federal assistance for abortions in many rape cases, including instances of statutory rape, many of which are non-forcible. For example: If a 13-year-old girl is impregnated by a 24-year-old adult, she would no longer qualify to have Medicaid pay for an abortion. (Smith's spokesman did not respond to a call and an email requesting comment.)[...]Other types of rapes that would no longer be covered by the exemption include rapes in which the woman was drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes.Read full article : http://gawker.com/tag/chris-smith http://helloladies.com/2011/02/act-now-congress-introduces-harmful-hr3-legislation/ 

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