For Immediate Release: July 12, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “The so-called Violence Against Women Act has long been identified as a corrupt, special interest driven black hole for government spending,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “This program has long been opposed by domestic violence prevention advocates and spending reformers alike.
“VAWA is based not on science and statistics but on the ideology that a vast patriarchal conspiracy exercises ultimate control. This flawed logic, plus the special interest underbelly of the Swamp, leaves us with a law that succeeds in spending untold tax dollars while not addressing the majority of those at risk from domestic violence.”
Martin concluded: “Phyllis Schlafly often called for VAWA to be rewritten. Because of its rotten roots in gender ideology, it serves as an anti-family, rights-trampling expansion of government. This pork barrel law needs must be dumped. It’s high time Congress ended VAWA. There are many worthy domestic violence prevention groups who can help us address the true statistics, causes, and victims of domestic violence.”