Tuesday, October 7, 2008
State Senator Jane Orie, Majority Whip and a Republican from Erie County, today spoke about domestic abuse under the Rotunda of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg. The news conference kicked off October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. Orie, who authored the "Domestic Violence Health Care Response Act," says law enforcement and health care need to work together to combat domestic violence. She says through close collaboration between the two, Pennsylvania can lower its number of domestic violence victims. Since 2007 domestic violence has resulted in over 100 deaths, with more than 13 of them children.