Despite Federal Protections, Rape Victims Still Get Billed For Forensic Exams

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

Six years ago, Erin was a newly minted graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working three part-time jobs and adjusting to life as a non-student. She stopped in for a drink one night at a restaurant in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, where she got into a conversation with a guy. The next thing she remembers clearly was awakening at home the next morning, aching, covered in bruises, with a swollen lip.  Continue reading article here…

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