A Montana school teacher will serve just 30 days for raping a student in part because the judge believed the 14-year-old girl—who has since committed suicide—was “as much in control” of the relationship as her teacher.
A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.
In a unanimous decision Monday, the state’s highest court brought Tennessee law in line with the vast majority of the country.
Mississippi has the highest rate of teen birth in the country, but instead of implementing proven prevention strategies—like good sex education and access to contraception—the governor has decided he will curb this epidemic by collecting umbilical cord blood and using the DNA as evidence of statutory rape.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has an opportunity to reject a dangerous legal interpretation that holds statutory rape victims can be considered accomplices in the crime committed against them. But will it?
If Akin’s remarks have done nothing else, at least we are learning what the GOP really believes when it comes to rape victims of all ages.