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Evangelical Leaders Split Over Violence Against Women Act

posted on May 22, 2012

Writing for Christianity Today, Tobin Grant reports how “the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorized by Congress Wednesday removes protections for immigrant women who are victims of violence.” Evangelicals are split on the issue. Those who oppose the law reject that it eliminates “a woman’s confidentiality—a husband would now be interviewed after his wife has filed for the visa to verify her accusations against him.” In a statement from the opposition, leaders wrote, “abusers often exploit a victim’s immigration status.” Conversely, “proponents of the new visa provisions see the changes as a way to stop potential immigration fraud.”

Read at Christianity Today