Bar Assoc. Spreads False Information on Partner Abuse

Excerpt:  RADAR spokesman and attorney David Heleniak comments: "I am disappointed and ashamed that the organization that represents my profession has put forward this misinformation. I hate to think how many children were wrongfully removed from their parents because of the misrepresentations in this flyer."Overall the ABA flyer represents a "profound distortion of truth," the RADAR report concludes. "Under the guise of exposing myths, the American Bar Association has lent the imprimatur of legitimacy to numerous falsehoods about domestic violence, child abuse, and custody." RADAR has asked the ABA to suspend distribution of the flyer until the errors and misrepresentations are corrected. The RADAR report is available at: http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARreport-Myths-of-ABA-Commission-on-DV-Summary.pdf The ABA Commission on Domestic Violence’s flyer is available at: http://www.abanet.org/domviol/custody_myths.pdf