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In the past year, Republicans have gone wild when it comes to rape. They blocked the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act because it would have given tribal courts broader jurisdiction over rape on Native American lands. They told women they can't get pregnant from rape and that babies that result from rape are God's will. Though the GOP did pay a political price for some of this (see: Rep. Todd Akin), as the 112th Congress was hurriedly finishing up its business in the past few days, House Republicans yet again played politics with rape and sabotaged a bipartisan bill that would have made it easier to track down rapists.
Yes, that's right. Thanks to Lamar Smith fucking around with stupid procedural technicalities, thousands of rape victims will have to wait even longer for their cases to be handled (if ever).
And so, yet again, I present the full version, volumes 1-4 complete: