Montana Task Force Needs Funds, FBI To Test Rape Kits
The Sexual Assault Evidence Task Force set up by the attorney general last November met for the third time in Missoula last Friday. Dr. Phil Kinsey gave fellow task force members an idea of how labor-intensive and time-consuming it is to test so-called rape kits during a tour of the state crime lab.
Across Montana, 1,400 survivors of sexual assault haven’t had their rape kits processed. Since November, a special task force set up by Attorney General Tim Fox has been grappling with what to do with these kits.
How 'Consent' Complicates Sexual Assault Prosecution In Montana
Prosecutors and victims advocates today agreed that Montana needs to change its legal definition of rape. They spoke at a task force meeting on sexual assault called by the Montana Attorney General’s office at Carroll College.
ByMadelyn Beck - UM Legislative News Service•Apr 8, 2015
Senate Committee Hears Personhood Bill That Would Criminalize Abortion
Today at the Montana legislature, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard the last public testimony for a bill that would ask voters to redefine personhood to include fetuses, which would criminalize abortion.