NOTE: THE ACID ATTACK IN OREGON TURNED OUT TO BE A SELF-INFLICTED HOAX.
In recent days there have been two brutal acid attacks against women in the United States, one in Oregon and one in Arizona. Many of you have read the story I wrote about a courageous acid attack victim from Kampala, Uganda named Juliette on this blog. HDNet’s World Report aired an “in her own words” piece about Juliette that I produced for the show on April 14, 2009. It is a very powerful story and Juliette’s ability to forgive her attacker and move on is inspirational. We saw her again when we were in Uganda this past summer. She is now a mother of two children and despite her injuries she is still beautiful and trying to make the most of her life. I hope you are as transformed by Juliette’s story as I was and as horrified by this unbelieveable terrorism against women, not only in the developing world but also here at home. We cannot let the perpetrators of these crimes go unpunished. If we cry loud enough we can prevent more women like Juliette from becoming victims of this terrible violence.
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