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Todd Akin apologizes for apology, defends legitimate rape comment

After initially apologizing for his controversial "legitimate rape" comments, former Republican Congressman Todd Akin is now defending his comments, saying it was simply a poor choice of words.

Op-Ed: A fact-based look at campus rape and the Landen Gambill case Special

The case of Landen Gambill has sparked outrage by sexual assault victims and advocates alike. It has also led to some questioning the validity of Gambill's claims.

N.M. lawmaker seeks to make abortion in rape cases illegal

Santa Fe - A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the New Mexico legislature that would criminalize abortion in rape and incest cases.

Skyrocketing rape statistics reported in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil witnessed rise in rape cases by 157 percent between 2009 and 2012 with the state of Rio de Janeiro recording 16 sexual assaults each day last year, official data released Sunday shows.

California court say rape not rape if victim is not married

Los Angeles - In a move that has shocked and angered many, an appeals court in California has overturned a rape conviction saying it was not rape because the "victim was not married".

Cantor endangers women and children, refuses to pass VAWA bill Special

Washington - For nearly 20 years, law enforcement and victim assistance programs have provided much needed services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault due in part to grant money provided through the Department of Justice's Violence Against Women Act.

Court says severely disabled woman must prove she fought rapist

Bridgeport - The Connecticut State Supreme Court has overturned the rape conviction of a man who had sex with a woman who has the mental capacity of a 3 year-old, is unable to communicate verbally and suffers from severe cerebral palsy.

Toronto Police alerting public about sexual assault case

Toronto - The Toronto Police Service is looking for three men in connection to a sexual assault investigation after a female teenager was attacked last month.

Youth Pastor Arrested in Sexual Assualt of Two Girls

A Colorado Youth Pastor has been arrested in connection the sexual assault of two teenage girls.
 

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