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Maine Veteran Presses for Bill to Help Military Sexual Trauma Victims
02/12/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

A Navy veteran from Maine is in Washington to help introduce legislation aimed at helping victims of military sexual trauma. As a teenage servicewoman stationed overseas 25 years ago, Ruth Moore was raped twice by her immediate superior. She received no help following her ordeal - in fact quite the opposite. And it was more then 20 years before the Navy admitted any wrongdoing and Moore was adequately compensated. Tomorrow she'll join Maine Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Sen. Jon Tester from Montana - also a Democrat - to announce The Ruth Moore Act, to help survivors of military sexual trauma get the benefits they're entitled to. Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter spoke with Ruth Moore from Washington, D.C.

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Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter speaks with Maine Navy veteran Ruth Moore about the introduction of The Ruth Moore Act, which aims to help victims of military sexual trauma. Moore was assaulted by her immediate superior, and received no help or compensation for more then 20 years.


 

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