Married to an abuser
August 29, 2013 10:18
Bat Melech provides a haven for ultra-religious women who have been subject to domestic violence.
Women's shelter members on boat trip 521.
Contraception is against the law in certain ultra-Orthodox societies. But there
are, it transpires, other means of preventing unwanted births. Kick your
pregnant wife in the stomach until she miscarries is one, or beat her senseless
and hope that does the trick.“I lost two babies that way,” says Sara
Rivka (not her real name), with a resignation that belies her 27 years, “but I
still had four children in the six and a half years that I was