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  •  Statutory rape gives the GOP a major headache, (4+ / 0-)
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    prodigal, mayim, big annie, Eyesbright

    and the Dems need to bring this issue front and center.

    Statutory rape--meaning any intercourse involving a person who cannot give legal consent--state law varies, but sex with a person under the age of 16 or 14 is likely the law in your state.

    The crux of this crime is that an adult has taken advantage of a child.  It is not necessary to prove force.

    So: under the official GOP policy, statutory rape victims don't "qualify" for an abortion.  You tell that to the middle-class parents of a suburban 13 year-old 9th grader who was taken in by the 19 year-old kid who lives around the corner.

    These are really bad policies that these clowns want to impose on children...and their parents.

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