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Definition of rape debated in Supreme Court case

BY: - February 4, 2022

A new ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court narrows the definition of rape in the state, and the focus on language in sex crime laws is something survivor advocates say needs to change. The Wednesday ruling came in the case of a Highland County woman charged with rape involving a two-year-old child. The Ohio Supreme […]

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Domestic violence survivors fear for their lives, but still want to vote

BY: - October 29, 2020

When trying to get away from a violent abuser and keep food on the table, the next election is usually isn’t a priority. For survivors of domestic violence, keeping their identities and locations a secret is vital for their own livelihood. Survivors don’t always think to grab a driver’s license or their latest utility bill […]

Supporters share personal stories on racism as a public health crisis

BY: - June 25, 2020

Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language barrier her health care providers couldn’t surpass. “There have been times where they had to push her to the back of the line because maybe she didn’t understand English as […]