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Meeting 2/10: Redefining Rape

10 Feb

Sorry the article for this week’s discussion wasn’t posted on wordpress.  If you’re on our listserv you probably got the article, but for those who didn’t, here it is: Georgia State Lawmaker Seeks To Redefine Rape Victims As ‘Accusers’.

This topic goes along with Republican proposed legislation (which was quickly denounced) that would redefine abortions or healthcare provided to rape victims to only be used for “forcible rape” victims.  The theory of the bill is that many Americans are against government funding (aka their tax dollars) of any kind. To help stop government overspending, it was proposed to redefine rape so as to limit what kinds of abortions the government would cover. However, making the term “forcible rape” implies that there is a type of rape that isn’t forcible. When that didn’t fly, in Georgia they are proposing to relabel rape victims as “accusers.” A very slippery slope. Continue reading

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Pro-Choice Press Release: Abortion Rights in Jeopardy as Roe v. Wade Reaches 38th Anniversary

22 Jan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2011
3:47 PM
CONTACT: National Organization for Women (NOW)
Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906

Abortion Rights in Jeopardy as Roe v. Wade Reaches 38th Anniversary

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill Continue reading

38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

22 Jan

Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the supreme court case that legalized abortion in America. Whether you agree with the ruling or not, it was certainly a landmark case that changed women’s rights. As a blog that is very dedicated to civil rights, freedom, and liberty, most of us at MU are pretty pro-choice, but we can’t deny that some pro-life points make a lot of sense.  As a mark of goodwill towards both sides of the issue, we will republish two articles from different sources, one pro-life and one pro-choice.

Either way you lean on this issue, MU wants to wish you a happy Saturday!

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