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Catholic Bishops Oppose Violence Against Women Act Over Sexual Orientation Provisions
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views of marriage and gender, and compromise the religious freedom of groups that aid ...

Violence Against Women Act Moves to the House
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 9:16pm | Type: Blog

As shocking as this is, tribal jurisdiction is likely to be an issue again in the House, as many policymakers seek to exclude Native women from VAWA’s protections. Faced with women who need protection from vio ...

Violence Against Women Act Passes
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 8:12pm | Type: Blog

Senate passes Violence Against Women Act 78-22. The Associated Press reports, “By a robust bipartisan majority, the Senate voted Tuesday to renew the Violence Against W ...

Stand and Support the Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

The Violence Against Women Act is up for a vote in the Senate next week, and Americans from every corner of the country are calling our policymakers to reauthorize this important legislation. ...

V-DAY: Stop Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

This Valentine’s Day, the One Billion Rising campaign will launch events around the world to call for an end to violence against women and girls. Each day, more women and girls a ...

McCaskill: House 'Should Be Ashamed' on Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 7:30pm | Type: Blog

The Violence Against Women Act — which usually is reauthorized without question whenever it comes up — is in danger of expiring if the House doesn’t act before the end of session. ...

Violence Against Women Act Faces Congressional Threat
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Some victims, it seems, are more worthy than other victims. This is the clear message sent by a deeply flawed version of the Violence Against Women Act that is headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representa ...

Mother's Day: Supporting All Women
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Whenever there’s talk about honoring mothers and motherhood, I’m always looking for how we as individuals and a society will support the women—of any race, creed, or orientation--who have to scoop up their chi ...

Mothers, Violence and the House GOP
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

Why is the House GOP insisting on a scaled down version of the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that the Senate reauthorized with bipartisan support in April? Because they have decided certai ...

Violence, Women, Congress and the Bible
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

In the next few months I fear that polarized debate over issues concerning the lives and bodies of women will continue to stifle political and social progress in this country. Shame on Democrats and Republican ...