Late Night FDL: Bringing a Whole New Meaning to the Term Statutory Rape

By: Saturday February 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Dahlia Lithwick asked “Where’s the outrage?” Charles P. Pierce asked “Where’s the AMA?” And now Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell may be having second thoughts about signing Virgina’s new probe-a-lot law into effect. Although, who knows, maybe he’s lookin’ to pick up some extra cash licensing his own line of vaginal probes. But the question is, will we ever pry the probe from the GOP’s cold dead hand?


HR 3 Would, In Fact, Redefine Rape

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 4:15 pm

The House plans to vote on its anti-abortion bill, HR 3, this week, which would effectively end all insurance coverage of abortion-related services. The White House has threatened to veto the bill.

The Administration didn’t mention the most egregious part of the bill, though they captured most of it. Because of an outcry earlier in the year, House Republicans changed the language that would alter the definition of rape to only include so-called “forcible rape,” in an effort to limit the rape exemptions in the law where abortions are allowed.

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