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Brazilian Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Abortion In Facing The Zika Epidemic

A picture made available on 12 February 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the zika virus during her mother's pregrnacy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 February 2016. The mother Leticia de Araujo, who caught the Zika virus during her third month of pregnancy, says that it is possible to raise her daughter in a completely normal way. 'The only difference is that Manuelly has a time when she cries a lot and gets very nervous waving her arms' but 'beyond that is normal'.  EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

In a report published today by Time magazine, Matt Sandy reported on the plans of Brazilian lawmakers to increase the penalties for abortion, despite the pleas of international bodies such as the UN to legalize abortion during the Zika epidemic. Brazil, like many Latin American nations affected by Zika, does …

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Two LAPD Officers Worked Together To Rape And Sexually Assault Women Arrested For Narcotics, Finally Charged After Two Year Investigation

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Two veteran LAPD officers were arrested by detectives from the same police force on Wednesday and charged with a series of sexual assaults, most of which occurred while they were on duty.  The officers are expected in court on Thursday and are now held on more than $3.5 million bail. Prosecutors allege …

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NOPD Botches Rape Investigation To Protect Former Officer Who Once Had An Affair With The Victim

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A bizarre love triangle between an adulterous former cop, a woman, and her alleged rapist, 35-year-old cable TV installer, Ronnie A. Torregano began to unfold Tuesday in a New Orleans court.  Orleans Parish prosecutor Jason Napoli told the jurors that NOPD completely botched the rape investigation and that “the only person …

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More Trouble In Georgia Prisons: Three Women Accuse Former Guard Of Repeated Rapes

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Days after Georgia correctional officers gained national attention as the FBI arrest 46 of them for corruption in the drug trade, three women have gone public with a civil suit against Captain Edgar Daniel Johnson, the former supervisor at a medium-security women’s prison.  Captain Johnson has made headlines for allegedly raping the three …

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House Republicans Argue Against Reproductive Rights For Women With Zika Virus In Developing Nations

In this Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son Juan Pedro, who was born with microcephaly, outside her house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Santos was never diagnosed with Zika, but she blames the virus for her son’s defect and for the terrible toll it has taken on her life. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

At a congressional hearing about the Zika virus and its spread from the developing world, House GOP members spoke out against efforts to provide contraception and abortion access to women who have become infected by the viral strain known to cause severe birth defects.  The $1.8 billion in emergency aid requested by …

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NYPD Claims No Responsibility For Officers Who Took A Rape Victim Drinking And Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Her

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In July 2013 two NYPD officers from the Special Victim’s Unit flew to Seattle to interview a 25-year-old woman who claimed to have been raped in a Manhattan apartment the week before.  As part of their “investigation,” Lt. Adam Lamboy and Detective Lucasz Skorzewski took the woman on a 10-hour …

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Former Sheriff’s Deputy in Alabama Arrested On Three Sexual Abuse Of Minors Charges

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Carl Nathan Weeks Jr., 33, a former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation on three charges of sexual abuse involving minors.  A grand jury later indicted Weeks on six total counts of sexual abuse including one account of rape. Weeks is a current member of …

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Cops Mistake Cleaning Woman For Intruder, Chase Down And Tase Her, Have Her Charged With Evading Arrest

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  Two Collegedale, Tennessee police officers are under scrutiny for use of excessive force on a Guatemalan woman employed by a private cleaning company at Ooltewah Middle School. Sgt. Jamie Heath and Officer Brian Desmond had entered the school looking for a possible burglar on January 11th when they noticed an open …

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India: Teenage Rape Victim Raped Again While Recovering In Hospital

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On Monday a fifteen-year-old girl reported being raped by a hospital security guard while she was in the hospital recovering from another rape by another teenager in Jamshedpur, India.  The second rape occurred only five days after the first.  While the victim’s mother was out, the security guard escorted the victim to the …

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Militant, Anti Feminist Organizes Male Heterosexual-Only Meetings In Scotland, Says Female Gate-Crashers Risk ‘Furious Retribution’

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An American pick-up artist and pro-rape advocate, Roosh V, has organized meetings in Edinburgh and Glasgow for next Saturday, outwardly stipulating that only heterosexual men will be allowed to be in attendance, and that any women showing up in protest will be filmed with footage sent to his worldwide “anti-feminist” …

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