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The Domestic Violence Case That Turned Outrage Into Action
The “Burning Bed” case - when Francine Hughes killed her abusive husband - made headlines in the 1970s and caused a national outcry. Today, despite stronger protections, millions of women a year are still abused by a partner.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse and in need of help you can reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-7233.
Here is a list of additional resources: https://ncadv.org/resources
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