Desiree Cooper, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, said many victims of abuse neglect their healthcare needs.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a domestic violence case involving another star player.
A Montgomery County couple has been arrested after police say they repeatedly locked their twin autistic sons in a dark basement room overnight.
A woman was assaulted behind a D.C. school early Sunday morning and police are looking for her attacker.
A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders has cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that they plan to implement labeling changes on prescription opioids for the sake of safety.
Vice President Joe Biden says many women who are raped or physically abused don’t report it because they don’t want, in his words, “to get raped again by the system.”
Authorities say filthy living conditions prompted them to remove two children from a military housing unit in Portsmouth and charge the girls’ mother with child abuse.