Thursday, July 10, 2008

Statutory Rape Laws - History and Usefulness

This article from the Guttmacher Institute dates from 1996, but is well worth revisiting as recent studies indicate over half of teens become pregnant by significantly older men. Though the age laws for the states table may not still be accurate, the history of statutory rape law is fascinating, and the debate about enforcing age of consent laws is still going on in 2008.

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