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Conservative Women's Groups Back Maine Human Trafficking Bill
11/07/2013 02:47 PM ET  

Concerned Women for America of Maine, the Informed Women's Network and the Republican Federation of Women met Thursday at the State House to support the bill introduced by Republican Rep. Amy Volk.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Conservative women's groups in Maine are urging lawmakers to consider a bill that would allow victims of human trafficking to have their prostitution convictions vacated.

Concerned Women for America of Maine, the Informed Women's Network and the Republican Federation of Women met Thursday at the State House to support the bill introduced by Republican Rep. Amy Volk.

The bill was among several hundred the Democratic-controlled Legislative Council rejected last week when deciding which should be considered when lawmakers return in January.

Volk will appeal that decision later this month.

The groups say the bill will help human trafficking victims move forward with their lives.

Democratic leaders say they support the bill's merits and are encouraging Volk to appeal the decision when the Legislative Council meets again Nov. 21.


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