Domestic Abuse Has Long Term Health Impact, Survey Says

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Liz Neporent, ABC News November 5, 2013 - The first time Leslie Morgan Steiner's husband attacked her was five days before their wedding. He choked her so hard he left handprints on her neck, she said. After that, Morgan said he beat her regularly. She said that during their two-and-a-half year marriage, he threatened her with a loaded gun and pounded her head against walls. Once he threw her down a flight of stairs. Twice he choked her until she blacked out. After a beating that lasted more than two hours, Steiner said she finally had the courage to file for divorce and take out a restraining order. Yet 20 years later, Morgan said she still deals with the psychological damage, the fear and physical pain inflicted on her by her ex. Read more

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