Because human trafficking is a public health issue
HEAL Trafficking Writes a Letter in Support of Amendment S.A. 300
March 16, 2015
“We write with great concern about the impasse over S. 178, the Cornyn Klobuchar Justice for Trafficking Victims Act. The JVTA includes critical provisions that expand services for survivors and strengthen the criminal justice system’s ability to combat human trafficking. We implore the Senate to pass S. 178 without the inclusion of Hyde Amendment language, which would place limits on trafficking survivors’ access to vital health services. We support its replacement with amendment S.A. 300 offered by Senator Leahy, which provides an added focus on prevention, and encompasses bipartisan proposals that recently have gathered strong support.”
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