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Quote of the Day: Rape kits are…abortions?

Tweet Protestors gather in the capitol rotunda to oppose Texas’ omnibus anti-choice bill. [Image via] On Sunday night, hundreds of pro-choice activists flooded the Texas state capitol to try to block the Republican-controlled legislature from passing a massive anti-choice bill–a bill that includes a 20-week abortion ban and would shut down all but 5 clinics [...]
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Legislation introduced to eliminate the rape kit backlog

TweetCould it be? A rare moment of bipartisan commitment to fighting violence against women? Today, lawmakers introduced legislation to help fix the unacceptable backlog of untested rape kits. “Democrats and Republicans identified a serious problem and they have come together to have a common sense solution,” said Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., one of four legislators [...]
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Law and Order SVU brings attention to rape kit backlog

Tweet Didn’t think I could love Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (especially Mariska Hargitay *swoon*) more until I found out that the actress and executive producer Neal Baer blogged about their episode this week that addressed the backlog of rape kit testing. The serious problem of rape kits sitting untested or being destroyed is [...]
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