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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

If The Senate Can Agree On One Thing, It’s Basic Rights For Rape Survivors

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., spearheaded a bill to improve how rape survivors are treated in the criminal justice system. 

The Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve legislation enacting new rights for rape survivors.
The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act, sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), would provide sexual assault victims a right to be informed about the results of forensic testing of their rape kit, and the right to have their kit preserved free of charge until the relevant state’s statute of limitations has expired. 

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