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What an absurd question! I can't believe the State is asking it via the legislature. If someone is murdered in their sleep is it 'murder' or 'second degree manslaughter'? Well, if someone slipped into the room, pulled out a knife and stabbed the sleeping victim repeatedly I'm not sure how it could be anything else BUT murder! The 'act' of rape is the 'ACT' - not the condition of the victim. Is anyone really going to try to 'argue' that it can only be 'rape' if the victim is conscious and verbalizes their displeasure over the act? I guess then we can assume that the murder victim may not have minded having their life snatched from them too.
Come on Oregon...
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