‘Tasteless’: Pa. GOP lawmaker faces backlash after comparing COVID vaccinations to sexual assault

BY: - September 2, 2021

This story was updated at 5:55 p.m. on 9/2/21 to include additional information.  A Republican state lawmaker who compared mandatory vaccinations to rape, is facing criticism from a victims rights and sexual violence prevention organization.  In an Aug. 23 post to his verified Facebook page, state Rep. Russ Diamond, R-Lebanon, wrote that “What’s it called […]

Pennsylvania has a ‘patchwork’ of local policies for storing rape kits and collecting anonymous evidence. A new law could change that

BY: - July 19, 2019

A new law will require all rape kits collected in Pennsylvania to be stored until the statute of limitations on the incident expires: 12 years for adult rape victims.