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Justice Denied for Abused Children

New York Times. Editorial. August 13, 2014.

As sex abuse attorneys, it can be tough to see the lack of justice for abused children. This New York Times editorial only furthers that point.

While Massachusetts and Hawaii have taken steps forward to extend statue of limitations for childhood sexual abuse victims, legislation in New York is still stalled. This editorial calls on Governor Cuomo to step forward to support Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act which would give child-sexual-abuse victims more time to file both civil and criminal complaints and provide a one-year window for filing expired claims. The editorial clearly statutes that this important legislation “… will continue to languish until Mr. Cuomo, who has been missing in action on the matter and is now seeking re-election, confronts intense lobbying by leaders of the Roman Catholic Church”.

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