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Start A Petition To Pass A Law Against Domestic Violence
Domestic violence goes all the way back to my childhood. I remember hiding my younger siblings in the dryer & throwing clothes in on top of them so that my father wouldn't find them, and trying to protect my mother on a daily basis...my mother had no family or friends within 675 miles.... The worst one was when my mom was 6 months pregnant with my Little brother. She was at the stove cooking dinner when my dad came in. He didn't want what she was cooking so he bent her over, held her down on top of the hot stove, & raped and beat her so badly, she gave birth to my brother that night. He was rushed to egleston childrens hospital in Atlanta where he lived in a NICU unit with wires and hoses the first 6 wks of his life, & still had to remain hospitalized until he was 5 months and 8 days old. I didn't get to meet my baby brother until he was 6 months old. And now, grown with a son of my own, I'm fresh out of an abusive relationship myself. It didn't matter how bad he beat me, each strike always hurt my heart more than they hurt me physically. Please help bring awareness to domestic violence & push for it to be punishable by jail time.
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