Lawmakers want easier access to rape kits

In most parts of Washington, rape victims may have to drive hours to the nearest hospital, only to find the facility is incapable of performing the exam needed to convict the rapist.

Jennifer Muhm, of the Washington State Nurses Association, drove to Olympia to speak on behalf of Martha Phillips, a SANE working in Whatcom and Skagit counties.


COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD: Lawmakers want easier access to rape kits (1/29/18)