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.
5/5/2015 Sen. Reid Promises to Filibuster "Fast Track" for the TransPacific Partnership - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has promised to delay efforts to push through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until the Senate first deals with two stalled bills that may soon expire.
Reid says that the two measures, an infrastructure bill on highway funding, and reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), are "very complicated issues," that require the Senate's attention "before we even deal with [the Trans-Pacific Partnership]."
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free trade agreement currently being promoted by the Obama Administration, has been heavily criticized by humanitarian groups, environmental groups, and medical groups. . . .
5/1/2015 House Reverses DC Law Banning Reproductive Health Discrimination by Employers - The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to overturn a Washington, DC, law that makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who use their insurance to cover procedures like in-vitro fertilization or abortion and contraception like birth control pills and IUDs for themselves, their spouses, or their children.
The District's council passed the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act last year. . . .