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    Default Is Domestic Violence Against a Pregnant Woman Considered to be Child Abuse

    My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: florida

    I lived with my bf in the state of Florida while pregnant, he became abusive to me while I was pregnant. I did not call police because he made harsh threats on if I did call the police. He then began to threaten not only me by my son. I don't have any police records but I do have text stating to shut my f***ing kid up or he's going to force us both out of the house. Multiple threats of kicking me and my son out. He was mentally abusive to me while pregnant. Can this considered to be abuse to a child. I'm trying to protect this baby and my son and myself.

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    If he struck you or your child,it could be battery and maybe even child abuse. But, being loud and obnoxious is generally not a crime. He has a legal right to be a jerk.
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    He did strike me but like I said I did not call the police because he threatened to kill me if I did

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    He did strike me but like I said I did not call the police because he threatened to kill me if I did
    If you want to protect yourself and your child you get out of that relationship and that house NOW and get help from a battered womens' shelter before he does kill you.

    Plenty of resources.

    http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-.../abuse-hotline

    http://fcadv.org/

    http://www.usattorneylegalservices.c...s-florida.html

    http://fcadv.org/centers

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    The funny thing is that it can also be child abuse against YOU because you allowed the child to remain in that environment.

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    Well, it's not likely to be any kind of child abuse unless he struck the child. Being a jackass is not going to be a crime.
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    Well, it's not likely to be any kind of child abuse unless he struck the child. Being a jackass is not going to be a crime.
    She is a little confusing, but I think that the son he threatened is not the baby she is talking about. She said he hit her while she was pregnant, and she wants to know if that was child abuse.

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    She is a little confusing, but I think that the son he threatened is not the baby she is talking about. She said he hit her while she was pregnant, and she wants to know if that was child abuse.
    I know. That's why I said that being a jackass is not a crime. It's not generally criminal abuse to be a jerk even to a child.
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    I know. That's why I said that being a jackass is not a crime. It's not generally criminal abuse to be a jerk even to a child.
    He hit her, she had a child in her belly. She wants to know if it would be considered that by hitting her, he abused the baby in her belly. I do not know the answer to that question, but you probably do.

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    He hit her, she had a child in her belly. She wants to know if it would be considered that by hitting her, he abused the baby in her belly. I do not know the answer to that question, but you probably do.
    I don't know the answer to that in FL law, but it has been my impression that in most states that would NOT be a crime unless the child (legally, merely a fetus ... tragically) was injured, and the child is wanted by the pregnant mother. So, striking her may only be domestic battery under the law absent some other damage which does not appear to be the case.
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