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GOP Version of Violence Against Women Act Tries to Push Women Back Into the Home

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opednews.com Headlined to H2 5/19/12

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The hostility toward women crested this week as conservative lawmakers pushed legislation that would gut the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). House Bill 4970 isn't just oppressive to survivors; it attacks the civil and social rights of all women. By raising barriers to economic assistance and legal recourse, the legislation sends the message to countless women living in violent households that their place is still in the home.

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