For Immediate Release: March 16, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “Phyllis Schlafly never shied away from the truth about VAWA,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “She knew it was based on misleading statistics and was simply a mechanism to institutionalize feminist leaders and policies. For these reasons, the House has declined to reauthorize VAWA in recent years and they should do so again this week with H.R. 1620.
“The mandated measures in VAWA would harm the very institutions it claims to protect. Shelters and organizations that protect women would be forced to either close or admit biological men right alongside battered women into the same living and bathing quarters. Companies like Planned Parenthood that cover up for sexual abusers and human traffickers would be allowed to continue their profit-driven actions, with federal financial assistance no less!
“This pork barrel VAWA must be voted down! Protection of women may be in the name, but H.R. 1620 puts special interests in the driver’s seat.”