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demtenjeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 02:13 PM
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2. sign the petition
Dear Kansas MoveOn member,

A few days ago, during a debate on a bill to ban insurance companies from covering abortion, Kansas State Representative Pete Degraaf said in a House debate that women should "plan ahead" for being raped.

Shockingly, he added that planning for rape is similar to having a spare tire on one's car. Rep. Degraaf's statement is a stunning display of Republicans' disrespect for women.

Rape is not like getting a flat tireit's a horrific crime. That's why I created a petition to Rep. Degraaf and the rest of the Kansas State House, which says:

"Kansas State Representative Pete Degraaf said in a House debate that women should "plan ahead" for being raped and added that planning for rape is similar to having a spare tire on one's car. Rep. DeGraaf's terrible analogy is deeply offensive and disrespectful to all victims of sexual assault. He should apologize."

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://signon.org/sign/tell-kansas-state-rep?source=mo&id=27582-1804538-B9PpP4x&t=2
Thanks!

Linda Serafini-Gale

The text above was written by Linda Serafini-Gale, not by MoveOn staff, and MoveOn is not responsible for the content. This email was sent through MoveOn's secure system, and your information has been kept private.


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