A default judgment of divorce is only entered by a court if the opposing party does not respond or otherwise contest the petition. Since it sounds like your husband would contest a petition for dissolution (divorce), that is not an option.
Since abuse involved, your best course of action typically is to contact a women's resource center in your area without your husband's knowledge. They have many resources and connections to aid women in obtaining restraining orders
against abusive spouses and can usually provide you with basic legal assistance or aid you in finding an attorney.
One of the most important aspects of these programs is helping you formulate a plan to safely remove yourself from the relationship so you can move on with your life.
Here is a link to one such center in PA:
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