Cabinet Minister Esther McVey says forcing women to reveal they have been raped 'gives them an opportunity to talk' about it

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been criticised after saying a controversial policy that forces women to reveal they have been raped might help them - by giving them a chance to talk about it.
She was discussing the "rape clause" introduced as part of the Government's welfare policies. This limits the amount of benefits parents can claim to the first two children except in exceptional circumstances, including if a child was a result of rape.
Critics point out that it forces women to reveal to the officials dealing with their benefits that they have been raped.
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