Researcher suggest abusive men have rage at babies

Catherine Coyle, PhD says:

“Some clinicians have observed that batterers often beat their pregnant partners’ bellies and display regressions that seem to indicate rage at the fetus they believe competes for their partners’ love. Such observations appear to be supported by women who were queried about their beliefs as to why their partners beat them.”

Cambell, JC, Garcia-Moreno C., & Sharps, P. “Abuse during pregnancy in industrialized and developing countries” Violence Against Women 10 (7) 2004

Quoted in Catherine Coyle, PhD “Intimate Partner Violence” Rachel M. MacNair, editor Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association, 2016)

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