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Deut. 25:11-12 seems to be the obverse of Exo. 21:22, in which the woman and child are protected from the (possibly) deliberate attack by the husband’s enemy.  In Deut. 25, the man is protected from a deliberate attack by his opponent’s wife. All forms of assault are punished in Scripture.
- James Jordan, The Law of the Covenant 118 (1984), at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/: HTML, DjVu.