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Here are a few simple things to think about if you are deciding whether to leave or to stay with a batterer.

. . . domestic violence kills ten women every day in this country.

. . . each year more women are injured by domestic violence than by rapes, muggings and auto accidents combined.

. . . in 70% of the families where the mother is abused there is also abuse of the children.

. . . one of every six pregnant women is beaten, making domestic violence a leading cause of birth defects.

Trauma Stats from Washington State Dept. of Health