Here’s an article (via NYTimes) summarizing the issue of Gov. Palin requiring rape survivors to pay for their rape kits, and how Sen. McCain never once voted for Sen. Biden’s VAWA or its subsequent reauthorizations (which, among other things, denies federal monies to any state that requires sexual assault survivors to pay for their forensic evidence collection kits).
The two indivduals on the Republic ticket make me utterly and abashedly ashamed to be an American. I can offer no stronger critique than that.
Update: According to Slate’s XX Factor, it is a myth that the city of Wasilla, AK, ever charged any rape survivors for their exams. I apologize for the oversight and the error, but I stand by my statement re: the Republican ticket.