Inquirer Editorial: Needed legislation gives child sexual abuse victims more time to sue
Philly.com, October 6, 2016
The Pennsylvania Senate can redeem itself by supporting a bill it earlier gutted that would expand both the criminal and civil statutes of limitation on child sex abuse. The legislation would allow pedophilia victims who were assaulted years ago to sue institutions that protected their abusers for decades.
The House is expected to pass its original bill and send it to the Senate before it recesses for the November election.
This time, the Senate must stand up to the type of vigorous opposition it received earlier from the insurance industry, Archbishop Charles Chaput, and other leading Catholics.
Sexual assault offenders shouldn't get to avoid punishment. Neither should the church or any other institution be . . .