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Illinois Catholic Conference under fire for statements involving rape-victim advocate

By | 11.07.11 | 11:46 am

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has found itself in a public relations imbroglio after making derogatory statements about a rape-crisis counselor who will be receiving an award from Gov. Pat Quinn at an upcoming abortion-rights event, reports the Chicago Tribune.

FBI to expand definition of rape

By | 10.20.11 | 12:44 pm

For the past 82 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation — in its reporting of national crime statistics — has not recognized that men can be raped, that women can be raped by other women, that men and women can be raped with objects or that men and women can More…

Ron Paul: Cases of rape, incest should be dealt with by morning-after pill, not abortion

By | 04.28.11 | 12:00 pm

Following his Tuesday announcement that he will launch a 2012 presidential exploratory committee, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) went on CNN’s show In the Arena, where he argued with Eliot Spitzer about the constitutionality of Social Security, among other things.

Obama administration to make sexual violence in schools an act of discrimination, in addition to a crime

By | 04.04.11 | 10:45 am

In this the first week of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Education is introducing new guidelines for how universities should handle on-campus rape and sexual assault, reports The Washington Post.

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden, during his address to the University of More…

Biden: GOP spending/taxing philosophy just like blaming rape victims

By | 03.21.11 | 10:09 am

Rhetoric that defies logic — and tact — is not exclusive to the tea party.

At Friday’s Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden — talking about the federal budget — threw in a rape analogy, as reported by The Hill, calling Republicans who favor More…

GOP tries to make ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’ less controversial

By | 03.01.11 | 11:25 am

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, or House Resolution 3, which has stirred up anger among abortion-rights advocates throughout the nation — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called it “the most comprehensive and radical assault on women’s health in our life time” – has undergone a few More…

Language in abortion bill that redefined rape to be changed

A bill that would ban taxpayer funding to clinics that perform abortions — and caused significant controversy over the definition of rape — has been changed by the bill’s author, Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. The bill is sponsored by Republican Reps. Michele More…

Alleged Rape Victim Recounts Conversations With Ken Buck, Who Refused to Prosecute

By | 10.14.10 | 9:29 am

Some new developments in the rape scandal that’s dogging Republican Colorado Senate hopeful Ken Buck’s campaign. To recap, briefly: Back in 2006, Buck, then the Weld County District Attorney, refused to prosecute a rape case, even though the suspect had admitted on a recorded phone call that More…

Buck Called Rape Case ‘Pitiful’ Even Though Suspect Said He Knew It Was Rape

By | 10.12.10 | 1:18 pm

In a follow-up to yesterday’s story about Colorado’s GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck and his spotty record of prosecuting rape cases in Weld County, the Colorado Independent has released a key document that appears to rebut Buck’s claim that a now-controversial case was flawed and unable to be More…

Questions Raised About Ken Buck’s Record Prosecuting Rape Cases in Colorado

By | 10.11.10 | 12:19 pm

Five years ago, Colorado’s GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck refused to prosecute a rape case while acting as Weld County District Attorney, reports our sister site the Colorado Independent, and with three weeks before the election, all the lurid details are getting dredged up once again:

The alleged assault