Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune.

Domestic abusers can trap their victims with financial debt. This Texas bill seeks to provide a way out.

A bill authored by state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, would make it a felony to threaten a romantic partner into taking on debt or financing expensive items like cars.

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