Breaking News: I’m very pleased to report that, today, New York State passed the Child Victims Act. Story below:
For thirteen long years, the Roman Catholic church determinedly fought the passage of the Child Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse from age 23 to 28 in criminal cases and extends victims’ ability to sue their abuser in civil cases up to age 55.
I’m very grateful for the advocates and politicians who championed this legislation and persevered despite tremendous opposition from the Roman Catholic church.
More comments to come in this weekend’s news roundup.