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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Colorado Bill Raises Abuse-Case Time Limits

From the Denver Post, an article about a bill that will go before the Colorado House of Representatives. The bill (1088) would remove the time limits for pursuing criminal cases and lawsuits against sexual abusers in private institutions. What is very interesting about this bill is that the Catholic Church has come out against it, arguing that it unfairly targets religious institutions while ignoring public institutions like schools. While I think that it is a fair criticism to argue that public institutions should be included in the legislation, I think opposing the current bill is quite ridiculous, since it is still a good thing (in my view) for victims of child abuse to be able to go after their abusers once they become adults.

Click here to read the full article.

Update, 2-10-06: Church bolsters case against bill from the Rocky Mountain News

--Tom Hayes


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