Tell Congress to Pass Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act.
In an effort to end domestic violence against women, thus reducing health-care spending, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has introduced the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act (HR 1578). The bill will provide funding for health care providers in order to assist them in identifying and preventing domestic violence.
Approximately 1 out of every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or in some way abused over the course of her lifetime. Each year, that abuse costs the United States health-care system an estimated $8.3 billion.
Violence against women affects us all. Please encourage your Representatives to pass HR 1578 in order to help eradicate violence against women and girls.