The Record: Closure for victims

The Record: Closure for victims

Opinions/Editorial, OCTOBER 7, 2015, NorthJersey.com

WHEN POPE Francis came to the United States, there was talk about a "Francis effect." Perhaps such an effect will light a fire under state senators who, so far, have failed to take action on a bill that would offer justice and closure to adults who were sexually abused as children.

A bill sponsored by Sens. Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, and Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, and co-sponsored by Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, among others, would do just that. It would remove the statute of limitations on many civil cases of sexual abuse. As it stands now, someone who . . . 

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