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International Women’s Day! News from this week.

March 8, 2013

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Just in case you missed it: Obama signs Violence Against Women Act

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  1. Cathy permalink
    April 23, 2013 6:50 pm

    “Another right-winger says that rape rarely results in pregnancy”

    6.4 million American women get pregnant each year. RAINN estimates 3,204 of these women got pregnant from rape. That’s 1 in 2000. So either rape rarely results in pregnancy, or is rape is very rare.

    • April 24, 2013 6:21 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Cathy. The line you reference links to a story about someone claiming that rape rarely results in pregnancy “because it’s an act of violence”. The truth is, rape is itself very underreported. And, when RAINN estimates that 3,204 women become pregnant as a result of rape every year, they arrive at that number by applying the pregnancy rate of the general population to the number of estimated rapes each year. The thing is, based on what we know from studies right now, rape and consensual sex appear to have the same pregnancy rates – so women who are traumatized through sexual violence are no less likely to become pregnant than women trying to become pregnant.

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