Pennsylvania Senate committee reveals its twisted priorities
Bill White, Contact Reporter, June 29, 2016, The Morning Call
Pennsylvania House Bill 1947 stripped of retroactive access for victims
Piorities are important, for people and for politicians.
Most members of the state Senate Judiciary Committee made their priorities clear Tuesday. They concluded that it was more important to protect the financial resources of the Catholic Church and insurance industry than to offer justice to more victims of child sex abuse, to unmask predators to protect future children and to punish institutions that have aided and abetted in child abuse.
They did this by amending House Bill 1947, the child sex-abuse statute of limitations bill, so that it no longer provides court access to abuse victims who are blocked by present law and haven't reached age 50. Committee members ostensibly did this because . . .