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Opinion | Justice shouldn’t have an expiration date

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee listened to testimony during a daylong hearing discussion legislation to reform the statute of limitations on sexual abuse criminal and civil claims.

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

October 9, 2019

Pennsylvania needs to eliminate statutes of limitations by passing Bill 540 and finally rectifying the harmful effects of this law.

Editorial: Pa. response to church abuse insufficient

Seated on the stage with 14 other sexual abuse victims during a news conference on the findings of the Grand Jury Report on Child Sexual Abuse in six Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania at the State Capital on Aug. 14, two members of the Fortney family console each other as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro describes the abuse their family suffered at the hands of Father Gus Giella.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate had a chance to show its support for victims in the form of a bill that would allow victims of church abuse to seek justice, but in an underwhelming display of concern it declined to vote on the bill on the last voting day in legislative season.

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