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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Tell Congress to the Pass the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act


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.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
I support the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act, introduced by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on April 14, 2011.

Approximately 1 out of every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or in some way abused over the course of her lifetime and each year that abuse costs our health-care system an estimated $8.3 billion. I urge you to take a stand against domestic violence act swifty and decisively in supporting this important piece of legislation.

By training our health care professionals to recognize and prevent acts of domestic violence, our country will be able to save some of the $8.3 billion intimate partner violence costs our health care system each year. More importantly, this piece of legislation will save women from experiencing such attacks in the future.

Sincerely,