SMITH BILL MUST NOT PASS
Date rapes, rape of a woman with a mental illness, and rape though intoxication of drugs or alcohol no longer apply.
Terrible news on the Hill. Republican Chris Smith is moving to pass a bill redefining rape in the name of saving money. His new intended definition requires a form of physical injury like broken bones and bruises. Date rapes, rape of a woman with a mental illness, and rape though intoxication of drugs or alcohol no longer apply.
I have never been raped, but I know several women who have been. I know not a single one of them would agree that this supposed new definition is NOT a definition. This is just a desperate attempt to save Washington a few bucks at the expense of the decades of progress that women have made to fight for their rights. The Smith Bill will set women’s rights back by decades.
Has Smith considered the number that rapes will sky rocket if the bill passes? Men will think they can get away with rape as long as they don’t harm the women, and the victims won’t be able to press charges. Chris Smith is fighting to encourage rape in our country. Personally, I would never leave my house again. There has got to be a better way to save money without harming women.
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