One woman’s story of breaking free from abuse.
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Her father was a pedophile. Her mother was an alcoholic. And, from ages three to 12, Laverna Wabash was terrorized physically and sexually by men on her First Nations reserve.
On June 22 federal Justice Minister Vic Toews introduced a bill to raise the age of consent in Canada from 14 to 16, which has been the law since 1890! The Salvation Army supports this legislation, and the organizaiton’s spokesperson … Read more
Wednesday June 21, 2006 – The Salvation Army fully endorses the federal government’s plans to introduce legislation that will raise the age of consent to 16 from 14. Raising the age of consent is a significant step forward as we … Read more
The Toronto Star reported on June 19 that the federal government’s plan to introduce legislation to increase the age of consent to 16 from 14 is creating controversy. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Abuse Advisor, Nancy Turley, wrote to the editor … Read more
I had the plan. I knew the bridge where it would happen. I knew how I was going to do it – a little valium would give me the courage to take my final leap. But then the thought struck … Read more
“Stan turned on me. The arm he had been pointing with swept down to whack me soundly across the face. I staggered back but didn’t fall. Jody, our three-year-old son, went berserk. He leapt from his chair and started screaming … Read more
“I was in an abusive relationship, afraid to sleep because I thought my husband would kill me. I was plagued by depression and anxiety. I couldn’t handle it any more. I spent three months at the Army shelter where we … Read more