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Some of you may have heard about this on Facebook or by email alerts. For those who haven't--there is a proposed bill that would deny Medicare coverage for rape victims whose rapes were not sufficiently violent.

As examples? A nineteen year old college student who was drugged, then raped and sodomized by four football players. A woman who let a "friend" crash on her couch, and woke up during the middle of her own rape. A thirteen year old pressured into sex by an adult she trusted.

All of these--and sadly, these examples are all people I have known--would not qualify under the proposed bill as "truly" rape. No broken bones, no lethal force. Just shattered lives.

http://pol.moveon.org/smithbill/?temp9

or

http://tigerbeatdown.com/2011/01/29/dearjohn-for-when-boehner-decides-your-rape-just-wasnt-enough/

if you want to learn more or to have an easy way to protest this.
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