The House passed legislation that could force survivors of sexual violence to tell their horrifying stories to...wait for it...Internal Revenue Service agents.
That's because the bill sponsored by extremely anti-choice Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) requires women who needed abortion care and are also survivors of sexual violence to prove to IRS auditors that the assault occurred. What?!
H.R. 7 passed the House Judiciary Committee and the House floor with extremists like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) voting for it. If we act now and collect enough signatures to show House leadership that this is not only offensive but also a huge waste of time, we can stop the legislation in its tracks--just like a grassroots outcry stopped efforts to redefine rape in 2011. If we speak out loudly now, we can send a message to politicians that bills like this won't win over women voters, and we can stop this outrageous law in its tracks.