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Video: Fox News' Liz Trotta Opposes Funding for Military Rape Victims

| by Michael Allen

Responding to reports that the Pentagon will relax rules forbidding women from serving in combat, Fox News contributor Liz Trotta complained about the money spent on women in the military who are “now being raped too much” (video below).

Trotta lamented that the budget of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office increased from $5 million in 2005 to more than $23 million in 2010: “So, you have this whole bureaucracy upon bureaucracy being built up with all kinds of levels of people to support women in the military who are now being raped too much."

"That’s funny, I thought the mission of the Army, and the Navy, and four services was to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war."

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) called Trotta’s comments “shameful” and “abhorrent.”

“Contrary to Trotta’s comments, being a victim of rape or sexual assault is not in the job description of a US Service Member,” Speier said.