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February 19, 2013

BEAM: Breaking the cycle of abuse


And don’t let the name fool you. The gender neutral language of the act also covers men too.

Not without its controversy, the bill now heads to the House for approval. In next week’s column, we’ll examine some of these disputed portions in more detail.  

In that week, statistics indicate that approximately 21 people will have been murdered by a spouse or a partner. Those lives haven’t been taken yet. The future remains unwritten. 

Working together, we can help end these travesties by creating awareness and taking a stand. It’s time to stop the cycle from turning once more. 


— Amanda Beam is a Floyd County resident and Jeffersonville native. Contact her by email at

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