Two of Five Women Report Sexual or Physical Assault
According to the 1998 Commonwealth Fund Survey of Women's Health, nearly two of every five women have been physically or sexually assaulted, either in childhood or in their adult lives.
In all, 39% of women reported that they had been either raped, sexually assaulted, or physically abused at some point in their lives. Violence against women crossing all income, ethnic, and demographic lines, but the incidence of violence attacks was slightly greater among poor women.
Study results were based on interviews conducted with 2,011 women between May 7 and November 10, 1998. Louis Harris and Associates administered the survey, which has an error margin of plus or minus 3 points.
4/15/2014 Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women - Using the Medicaid expansion debate as a platform, the Virginia Catholic Conference issued a statement Friday calling for the repeal of a Virginia law that allows state funding of abortion care for Medicaid recipients in situations where the fetus exhibits a "gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity" or a "gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency."
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington authored the statement which urges Virginia lawmakers to act to expand Medicaid to cover more of Virginia's poor. . . .