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A "Cure-All" For Rape? Concerned Women For America Not Very Concerned About Women At All

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Written by Vicki Saporta forRH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post. Tell CWA There’s no ‘Cure-all’ for Rape This week, while we were busy trying to get military insurance coverage for raped servicewomen, the anti-abortion group Concerned Women for America (CWA), showed us that they aren't really that concerned about women at all. In a letter to the Senate opposing the Shaheen amendment, CWA said the amendment would be giving "abortion as a 'cure-all'" for rape. This outrageous statement shows just how little CWA knows about how sexual violence affects women. Women need access to a full range of health care services, including abortion care, following a sexual assault. However, the suggestion that any single element of health care--or any single thing for that matter--could act as a "cure-all" for rape is absurd and insulting. Ironically, this rhetoric shows little concern for women and minimizes the impact of a sexual assault. Saying abortion is a "cure-all" for rape is like saying a band aid is a cure-all for cancer. Tell CWA that there is no "cure-all" for rape and send them a band aid. NAF will send CWA one band aid stamped with #nocureall4rape between now and December 31 every time someone: Spread the word and help us tell CWA that there is no "cure-all" for rape! Continue reading....