Abuse takes increasing toll on women

by Jon Henshaw

Carolyn Susman in Palm Beach Post reports:

“Like alcoholism, physical abuse is a progressive disease,” says Marlene Spitz, domestic abuse coordinator for the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Palm Beach County Inc. “The level of violence nearly always increases because violence doesn’t get the controller what he wants, to kill the spirit of the victim.”

Domestic violence has escalated to the point that it is the leading cause of physical injury to women in the United States. Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten, and more than 2,000 are murdered each year by husbands or boyfriends.

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