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VAWA Reauthorization Bill Must Be Drastically Amended

VAWA Reauthorization Bill Must Be Drastically Amended

December 8, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act will be considered by Congress in 2019. The reauthorization bill, H.B. 6545, is dangerously flawed and must be substantially amended. It contains a definition of domestic violence that is almost certainly unconstitutional, makes behavior actionable that non-violent couples routinely engage in and that can be part of healthy adult relationships. It likely would worsen domestic violence by overburdening police…

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