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ACLU declaration on rape insurance referendum may not be the final word

by: Eric B.

Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 13:17:00 PM EST


Waves were created yesterday when Gongwer reported that the ACLU had declared that no rape insurance referendum will take place this year. What was true about the piece was that the ACLU won't take part in a rape insurance refendum drive this year and is exploring something more comprehensive as it pertains to women. What isn't necessarily true is that there will be no rape insurance referendum this year. I was chatting with someone on the inside last night, and learned two things: The ACLU just kind of dropped the news without telling anyone else, that Planned Parenthood also appears to be out (I've heard this, but haven't gotten confirmation from Planned Parenthood), but that there are quite a few people who are now weighing their options and in a couple of days could decide to move forward without either organization.

To sum up: The ACLU isn't taking part in a rape insurance referendum this year. Planned Parenthood allegedly is also out. Their abrupt, surprise departure has enraged a lot of other people, however, and things might go forward without them.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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