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Money to Process Rape Kits Falls Victim to Congressional Budget Squabbles

After months of squabbling, Congress last week was unable to pass a budget bill that included funding to decrease the backlog in rape kits across the country.

After months of squabbling, Congress last week was unable to pass a budget bill that included funding to decrease the backlog in rape kits across the country.

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New Jersey’s Governor is Taking His Time on a Rape Kit Bill

A bill to ensure that sexual assault survivors don’t get billed for the kits used to collect forensic evidence overwhelmingly passed the state legislature, but Governor Chris Christie  seems slow to sign it. 

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Election 2010: Minnesota Candidate Thinks Rape Victims Should Pay Rape Kit Costs

Should the state put someone who tried to make rape victims pay for part of their rape kits in charge of a domestic assault recovery program?

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LA Rape Kits Left to Rot

As a Law and Order: SVU junkie of sorts, I always assumed that there would be a sassy female detective pestering the crime lab to ensure that any sexual offender would be tracked down and reprimanded for their crime, making sure that every bit of evidence is tested. But when it comes to the handling of rape kits, life doesn’t always imitate television.

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McCain Supporter Made Up Attack

Pittsburgh police say that the woman who alleged an attacker who mugged her and cut a “B” into her cheek after seeing a John McCain bumper sticker on her car has admitted to making the story up.

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Roundup: Last Chance to Speak Out, Contraception for Gloucester Students?

Last chance to fight hypocritical and deceptive HHS rule; Powerful personal story about one woman’s experience with abortion; Will Gloucester High provide contraception?; Texas judge orders woman to stop having children; LA Times against parental notification in California; and more.

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Spreading Rumors About Rape Kits Won’t Prevent Violence Against Women

Rumors won’t bring rape victims justice — but asking tough questions about which presidential candidate will push policy that addresses violence against women in this country and abroad might.

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A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits

If rape victims have been charged for rape kits in Wasilla, Alaska, under Sarah Palin’s leadership, we deserve to know why. But we deserve to know a lot more than that. Which set of candidates will pro-actively create policies that address the root causes of rape and sexual assault?

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