From SAVE Services:
SAVE has just issued a report showing many of the programs funded under S. 47, the Violence Against Women Act, place victims at risk of continued abuse and even death. Restraining orders, mandatory arrest, and aggressive prosecution policies are all found to be increasing partner violence, according to the research summary.
The report can be viewed here.
For example, VAWA funds the enforcement of restraining orders, but they are widely believed to be ineffective in curbing abuse. A review of homicide-suicides in North Carolina revealed the issuance of a restraining order was the most common trigger for such tragedies, present in 41% of such incidents.
The SAVE report terms the continued taxpayer funding of these harmful policies as "A triumph of ideology over science and common-sense."
Sounds crazy? Call your Senators today 1-866-220-0044. Tell them that S. 47 would be a deadly proposition for many.
Please act now....voting on S. 47 is expected to begin at 5pm ET on Monday!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
Let's defeat this now. If you don't know who your Senators are click here to find out. If you are man who hates being discriminated against then help us defeat VAWA. VAWA is misandric and it has to go.