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GOP Oppose Violence Against Women Act Because It Helps Too Many | Care2 Causes

GOP Oppose Violence Against Women Act Because It Helps Too Many | Care2 Causes

Will this war on women ever end? For the first time in its history the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) faces partisan opposition to renewal as Republicans hold up protections for victims of domestic abuse over concerns the measure helps too many people. For real. Since VAWA was first enacted the reporting of domestic violence has increased by as much as 51 percent. The legislation, introduced by then-Senator Joe Biden was aimed at improving the response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The bill for re-authorization sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)–who is not on the Judiciary Committee– would place an increased emphasis on reducing domestic homicides and sexual assault, strengthen housing protections for domestic violence victims and focus more on the high rates of violence among teens and you...

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