A question for Shelli Yoder

Shelli Yoder, Democratic candidate for Congress, said in an e-mail to supporters three years ago today today that “rape – by any definition – is forcible.” Actually, that’s not true.

Statutory rape is not necessarily forcible rape and the victim may even “consent” to the sexual contact, but statutory rape is punished by law anyway. Is Shelli Yoder saying that statutory rape is not rape?

Yoder is running for Congress again. I have never seen her clarify this.

(I posted about this on Facebook at the time and it popped up on my “on this day” page.)

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