• Family Violence is
    the Leading Cause
    of Injury to Women &
    Children in America
    Centers For Disease Control, 2011

  • 1 in 3 Women
    in the U.S.
    are Victims of
    Domestic Abuse
    Physically/sexually assaulted
    by either their husbands,
    boyfriends or exes

  • 1 in 8 Children
    Suffer From
    Abuse/Neglect
    in the U.S.
    The majority by uneducated, poor,
    minority teen mothers, living where
    violence and/or drugs exist

  • 1 in 4 Girls & 6 Boys
    Will Be Sexually
    Assaulted Before
    They Reach Age 18
    Over 90% by family members,
    friends of the family, coaches or
    someone they already know

  • 1 in 5 College Women
    Will Experience An
    Attempted or Actual
    Sexual Assault
    Before They Graduate
    Most colleges are not protecting them
    as required by law & rapists are rarely
    prosecuted or disciplined

Americans Ending Abuse is the new national grassroots
organization fighting to protect women & children from
domestic, dating, child and sexual abuse. Read the latest news
below about our efforts, plus the ongoing battle nationwide.

Texas State Rep. Cindy Burkett Joins Our Board of Directors

Texas Republican State Rep. Cindy Burkett has agreed to join the Americans Ending Abuse Board of Directors. Rep. Burkett was first elected in 2010 to represent House District 101, which included

Free New Erin's Law Website Built To Help Stop Child Sex Abuse

Americans Ending Abuse produced ErinsLaw.org for free in 2012 to help childhood sexual abuse survivor Erin Merryn lobby state legislators to protect children from sexual predators.

Our Anti-Porn Bill Became Texas Law Sept. 1, 2011

Americans Ending Abuse's bill to make it illegal for parents & guardians to show porn to their children was passed unanimously by all 181 Texas state legislators & signed by Gov. Perry during the

We Endorse State Rep. Cindy Burkett For Re-Election Nov. 4

Americans Ending Abuse strongly endorses Republican State Rep. Cindy Burkett, our new Board member, for re-election in Texas House District 113 in the Nov. 4 general election. Cindy is a

Americans Ending Abuse launches new website

Americans Ending Abuse launched its new website Sept. 29 and began reaching out nationwide for more and more members to help us dramatically reduce the domestic, dating,

J.J. Smith aids Erin Merryn, Sen. Wayne Shaw lobby for Erin’s Law

Americans Ending Abuse founder J.J. Smith traveled to OK City Oct. 21-22 to aid and support childhood sexual assault survivor Erin Merryn and State Sen. Wayne Shaw lobby the OK legislature to

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Law catching up on punishment vs. child abuse

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For the first time in Pennsylvania history, corporal punishment of very young children has been declared child abuse, including forcefully shaking, slapping, or otherwise striking a child under 1 year of age. Read this excellent editorial by Frank Cervone, executive director of the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia: PHILADELPHIA PA (Philly.com) – At [...]

Dallas Police Prepare To Test Thousands Of Old Rape Kits

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Finally… the 4,100 rape kits that have been sitting on Dallas Police shelves collecting dust are going to be processed for DNA evidence. Plus there’s no statute of limitations on cases with DNA evidence, which means many rapists and perhaps serial rapists will finally be brought to justice. Part of the problem was money. They [...]