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Hr 4970

Where the Real Shame Lies: Calling Victims of Violence Liars and Their Advocates Crooks

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Perhaps the focus on "fraud" and "false allegations" is meant to be convenient cover for what H.R. 4970 really does: roll back victim protections that have existed for decades and deny any meaningful protections to battered immigrants, Native women, or LGBT victims.

HR 4970 Empowers Abusers, Not Victims

Michelle M. Ortiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Michelle M. Ortiz

A House bill that proposes to amend the Violence Against Women Act would eliminate confidentiality protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence and create dangerous requirements for victims. Lawmakers must understand the devastating effects of this proposal.