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.
11/20/2014 Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule - In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations.
Judge Nina Pillard, a former law professor who was nominated to the DC Circuit by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in December, wrote the opinion for the Court, which found that the ACA birth control benefit did not substantially burden or violate non-profits' religious freedom.
Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies must cover the full cost of all FDA-approved contraceptives - including the pill, IUDs, and emergency contraception - without requiring co-pays or cost-sharing. . . .