In a new study, researchers from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found that women experiencing intimate partner violence, and who were unable to get the abortion they were seeking, were less likely to escape their abusive relationship.
After a federal judge in Alabama accepted a plea deal on charges of intimate partner violence, a growing chorus of voices are calling for his resignation.
The victim “acted in a manner which in whole or in part contributed to” her attack, says a statement attributed to Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Kane says she was unaware of the statement drafted by her office.
At a time when the federal program that supports the hotline is providing a “modest increase” in funding after a reduction in funds three years ago, the NFL will provide what the hotline describes as “significant resources” for domestic violence programs.
In the wake of domestic abuse reports from the NFL, social media outlets were flooded with Islamophobic stereotypes about misogyny and violence.
In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.
Dr. Dorothy Roberts is right: Incarceration of women “inflicts incalculable damage to communities …. [transferring] racial disadvantage to the next generation.”
“Nuisance ordinances,” which penalize landlords for tenants’ supposed disorderly conduct, can often force women to choose between escaping their abuser and keeping secure housing.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams and staff Monday announcing the appointment of four women to shape the league’s policies on intimate partner violence.
With two separate letters sent to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and an upcoming hearing in the House, members of Congress are pushing to hold the NFL accountable for its controversial response to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancée.