Doctor Science Knows

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's not just Palin

Sarah Palin has been getting much-deserved flak because while she was mayor of Wasilla, rape victims were charged the cost of the forensic rape kit. The state had to pass a law making it illegal to charge victims for evidence collection. (the link is to the local Wasilla paper, from 2000.)

However, I don't think we can pin this on her, specifically. Charging rape victims for evidence collection turns out to be standard in North Carolina and Tennessee.

H/t to Women's Health News.

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