EDIT: Hmmm, let me take that back. I was fairly certain this was a hoax since the references I'd seen to it were both *.com.com links made to look like c-net and so on.
I had thought it was similar to telling hypersensitive people of the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide. I was incorrect.
You can verify it yourself (and access an online transcription of the bill) via the Library of Congress. If you search for "Violence Against Women Act", it's the reauthorization (at the moment, #19 on the resuls). The bill is H.R.3171.IH
Maybe I should go into covering presidential elections...