Violence Against Women Act A Victim Of Congress' Stagnation

Jan 6, 2013
Originally published on January 6, 2013 7:06 pm

For the first time since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has been allowed to expire. The reason? Political gridlock. Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden talks to NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about what happened to the long-standing law, what it means for women and what options are on the table.