Monday, September 22, 2008

Under Palin's leadership, Wasilla, AK required women to PAY for their rape exams

Imagine the nightmere of being raped.  Then imagine having the courage to go to the hospital for treatment and to get a rape exam so that the evidence is collected which may help convict the rapist. These are both difficult, painful, challening things to do which rap victims need to do to help themselves and hold the rapist accountable.

Now imagine getting a bill for the hospital treatment.  Think about what it would be like to get such a bill.  Now you have to monetarily pay for the rape exam along with all the many other ways that the victim/survivor will pay for the exam.

If you lived in Wasilla, Alaska when Gov. Sarah Palin was mayor, you would be familiar with the above.  Mayor Palin acted against Alaska law and required women to pay for their rape kits - around $1000.

See the CNN story for all the details.

This shows how much Gov. Palin cares about women, their health, their well-being, and for holding rapists accountable.
This is also an example of how as mayor Palin was willing to violate state law for her agenda.  Do we really want her as VP and potential President?


Hat tip to Nancy (via Facebook).

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