"The Killing Fields:" Harder To Heal From Abuse
Victims of domestic violence aren't healing for several reasons, the most glaring is because they continue to be re-victimized by not only the abuser, but the judicial system and now in another way, through denial of healthcare coverage because in several states they are considered a "pre-existing" condition.
In the end the system is throwing their hands in the boxing ring with the abuser as he scores another victory on his victims, all because law enforcement and the judicial system are unable to enforce the very laws put in place to stop not only the violence but the senseless assassination of its' innocent and helpless victims.
Men, women and children are dying every day right in our own killing fields, the United States of America, because the systems we have in place make it impossible to successfully move beyond abusive relationships.
Advocates and organizations have all but skeleton crews because of major budget cuts, shelters are closing and more and more abuse victims are living on the streets. There is no cure for this epidemic short of gutting the system and rebuilding. It's time for some serious actions on the part of our citizens to make changes.
We now have Lynn Rosenthal, appointed by our Vice President, Joe Biden, as someone who needs to take immediate actions. Summits and meetings are too late, it's going to take swift actions by those in charge to make extreme improvements in the system that is allowing assassinations of families to happen.