The List Philly Premiere 11/11/16 7 PM

“The List” is a documentary by filmmaker Anne MacGregor highlighting Philly D.A. Lynne Abraham’s historic investigation into the cover-up of child sex abuse by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Tickets are $15 at the door* Jordan Walsh, ED, CEO, CHILD USA  – (215) 746-4165; email – CHILD USA; *Price of admission includes screening, popcorn, and light refreshments as well as attendance at post-screening […]

Legislature’s consistency needs work

| 11/6/16 | Editorial Board | Altoona Mirror | Pennsylvania’s Senate Judiciary Committee decided last month that allowing retroactive access in civil lawsuits for child sex-abuse survivors would be unconstitutional. The problem with that decision is that the Judiciary Committee is not a court and doesn’t have the power to rule officially on the constitutionality of any measure. Regarding the […]

WHAT HAPPENED TO HOUSE BILL 1947?

| 10/26/16 | Rep. Mark Rozzi | The Altoona/Johnstown Diocese grand jury report released in March about the wholesale abuse of innocent children by depraved predators finally unleashed the public outrage that had been missing for over a decade. The powers-that-be covered up the unspeakable crimes, leaving children and their families with no path to justice. From the beginning, House Bill […]

Efforts to reform Pa.’s child-sex crime law nears failure as clock ticks on legislative session

| 10/26/16 | Ivey DeJesus | pennlive.com | Pennsylvania’s legislative session will, for all intents and purposes, expire this week and with it most likely the bill that would have reformed how the state prosecutes child sex crimes. House Bill 1947, which passed by an overwhelming vote of 180-15 in the House in April, is just hours from being doomed […]

Pa. legislators abandon bill to extend rights of child sex-abuse victims

| 10/26/16 | Marie Panaritis and Karen Langley | philly.com | HARRISBURG – A controversial proposal to extend the civil statute of limitations for child sex-abuse victims appeared to collapse Tuesday, after supporters said the House was unlikely to move an amended version of the bill or reintroduce the original measure. With little chance of its passing, they said, they will […]

Big issue in Harrisburg: How long should sex-abuse victims have to sue their attackers?

| 10/1/16 | Kathleen E. Carey |Delaware County Daily Times | Childhood sexual abuse is devastating. Its long-term effects impact many facets of society. It’s an issue that is complex and disconcerting. Many from our homes, schools, churches, law enforcement agencies and governmental institutions grapple to contain and maybe, someday, eradicate it. The sexual abuse of minors is a worldwide […]

Needed legislation gives child sexual abuse victims more time to sue

| 10/6/16 | Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board | 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 […]