I was raped during my freshman year of college. To add to the burden, I got pregnant.
Has their ever been an election cycle where sexual assault has become such a political issue?
A woman who wanted to terminate her pregnancy has had her abortion halted by the courts at the request of an anti-choice group.
Comments defining rape as legitimate or forcible have made one court question whether a disabled woman really fought off her attacker.
Can we do anything useful to stop sexual assault in conflict, and, if so, is the United Nations the entity to do it?
When Rep. Todd Akin recently brought the phrase “legitimate rape” into political discourse, I was simply stunned. Yet his horrifying and dangerously ignorant assertion is, even after all these years, merely a bald-faced acknowledgment of what our rape culture has allowed to exist: the idea that women are only rarely “rape-raped.”
Local TV news stations in Colorado, a swing state, are fact checking many of the political ads inundating the airwaves. Two local stations in Denver were mostly right in their recent analyses of ads attacking Mitt Romney’s position on a women’s right to choose.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley let Mitt Romney off the hook over lingering questions about his position on abortion in cases of rape.
A Missouri Republican who came to the defense of Representative Todd Akin told the The New York Times last week that, while “abortion is never an option…. If God has chosen to bless this person [the rape victim] with a life, you don’t kill it.”
When public officials make statements that are scientifically inaccurate, it plants a bad seed.