May 8, 2013

House committee advances Maine-linked sex-assault bill

The proposal is named for Ruth Moore of Maine, a Navy veteran who was raped while in the service.

By Kevin Miller
Staff Writer

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Milbridge resident Ruth Moore pauses at a news conference earlier this year while discussing a bill bearing her name that aims to relax the rules for military sexual assault survivors seeking disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. With her are the bill's two primary sponsors – Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana – as well as Anu Bhagwati of the Service Women's Action Network.

Photo by Kevin Miller/Staff Writer

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