Violence Against Women Act Expires Due to Government Shutdown
Funding for multiple programs included in the Violence Against Women Act—all which support survivors of physical and sexual abuse—is on hold until the government reauthorizes the act or passes the current spending bill.
Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
The Violence Against Women Act is a landmark piece of legislation that serves to protect women from sexual and physical abuse. It's at risk of expiring soon, and a new bill to reauthorize it is lacking support from Republicans.
Rapists Can Be Forced to Pay for Victims' Medical Exams, Colorado Court Rules
Though the state already sets aside funds for rape kit exams, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that convicted assailants can be charged for costs associated with the tests.