C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross.
Barton, born in Massachusetts in 1821, worked with the sick and wounded during the American...
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Connecticut does not have any of the major types of abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly funded abortions—often found in other states. Wade legalized abortion at the federal level, ruling that a woman's access to abortion is a matter of privacy, states are free to set numerous restrictions and regulations.
Since coming to power in 1985, Gorbachev had faced numerous problems with his efforts to bring...According to reports, Saudina was both shot and stabbed by her former husband. Earlier this month, the Legislature passed a bill that changes a provision that exempted people in dating relationships from arrest for domestic abuse, requires domestic violence offenders banned from possessing firearms to surrender them to police or a federally-licensed firearms dealer and allows people of any age -- including teenagers-- to get a restraining order against an abusive partner.Just days before that, in Wallingford, police found the bodies of Wendy Warzeniak and Colchester resident Jonathan Graves at Warzeniak's Wallingford home. Currently minors can only secure orders against abusive adults. Around the state, those at domestic violence programs cheered the legislation.This latest set of reforms represents more evidence that the state is serious about trying to curb intimate partner abuse said Karen Jarmoc, interim executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.The coalition is an umbrella organization to 18 domestic violence services throughout the state, including the Center for Women and Families and The Umbrella.