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Old 08-16-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Rape is systematically being used as a weapon of war in conflicts worldwide. During the Rwandan genocide it is estimated that between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped in 100 days and that approximately 20,000 children were born as a result of rape. Recent reports from Burma indicate that Burmese soldiers have orders to rape women. 387 civilians were raped in Walikale, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a 4 day period last year. In 2008 alone, the U.N. Population Fund recorded 16,000 cases of rape in DRC, two-thirds of them adolescent girls and other children, in an area where rape is vastly underreported.

How does the U.S. address this emergency? Under the 1973 Helms Amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act, and subsequent policy by the Bush Administration, the U.S. prohibits any federal foreign assistance from being used to even mention abortion as an option to women raped in armed conflict.


Why Is the U.S. Waging War on Women Raped in War? | Common Dreams
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:16 AM
 
Location: California
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What are other countries doing about it?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Please explain how attrocities committed by Africans, against Africans, the problem of the American taxpayer? Cut off all foreign aid.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Please explain how attrocities committed by Africans, against Africans, the problem of the American taxpayer? Cut off all foreign aid.
Are you AGAINST abortion rights for raped women?
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:25 PM
 
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are the US soldiers doing it? there has been some cases of US soldiers raping female american soldiers but it gets swept under the rug and or the female gets killed
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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More hand-out demands which are denied being masqueraded as a loss of abortion liberty for those who are not the recipients of the hand-outs they may want. Or at least some author takes the liberty of assuming that these woman want hand-outs... for all we know maybe many of them don't even want our hand-outs. That being beside the point that hand-out money coming from the United States has no bearing on the abortion law over there, as those laws are passed by those countries... not the U.S.

Leave it to a progressive to once again morally equate not being the beneficiary of a hand-out which disperses a speaking podium with a microphone and P.A. system with which to give speeches, a 'free' "printing press' or pens and paper with which to spread your word, with being fundamentally the same as being denied free speech... or not being the beneficiary of daily meals, a home, and perhaps clothing, also at other peoples expense... as being the moral equivalent of being denied the right to feed oneself, clothe oneself, or shelter oneself. Because if you are not the beneficiary of a positive obligation where others are compelled to give you a handout, that is clearly proof that you are denied the negative liberty of largely being left alone to pursue these things yourself, or in peaceful cooperation with others.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: mancos
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my lawyer once told me life is unfair,how much money you got.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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More hand-out demands which are denied being masqueraded as a loss of abortion liberty for those who are not the recipients of the hand-outs they may want. Or at least some author takes the liberty of assuming that these woman want hand-outs... for all we know maybe many of them don't even want our hand-outs. That being beside the point that hand-out money coming from the United States has no bearing on the abortion law over there, as those laws are passed by those countries... not the U.S.

Leave it to a progressive to once again morally equate not being the beneficiary of a hand-out which disperses a podium with a microphone, a 'free' "printing press, or pens and paper with which to spread your word, with being fundamentally the same as being denied free speech... or not being the beneficiary of daily meals, a home, and perhaps clothing, also at other peoples expense... as being the moral equivalent of being denied the right to feed oneself, clothe oneself, or shelter oneself. Because if you are not the beneficiary of a positive obligation where others are compelled to give you a handout, that is clearly proof that you are denied the negative liberty of largely being left alone to pursue these things yourself, or in peaceful cooperation with others.
The money pegged for "aid" just ends up in the pockets of the dictators sending out their troops to do the raping.
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