Progressive groups pressure House GOP to pass Violence Against Women Act

Two progressive outside spending groups are pushing the House GOP to pass an extended version of the Violence Against Women Act that’s currently stalled in Congress with a new, graphic television ad calling for viewers to demand action. The ad, funded by Political Action and Ultraviolet, a pro-women’s-rights online community, shows a woman’s face, seemingly after she has been beaten, slowly healing and then reverting back to her wounded state. A narration asserts that “three women die every day as a result of domestic violence.”