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Opinion Piece: Catholic Church tries to defeat S.B. 29’s intention

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, March 28, 2007 For those who attended prior hearings on similar legislation, the S.B. 29 hearing was an epiphany. We witnessed the fact that victims of child sexual abuse are no longer willing to have experts and advocates testify on their behalf. Adult survivors gave shocking … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Child-predator unit proposal is a good start in a big fight

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, March 20, 2007 Attorney General Beau Biden’s Child Predator Unit is a good step toward protecting Delaware’s children, but it is only a first step. Because authorities have not yet identified the majority of sexual abusers, the Child Victim’s Act (S.B. 29) is the critical next … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Every denomination should be eager to protect children.

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, March 7, 2007 The sexual abuse of children is no more a strictly Baptist problem than it is a strictly Catholic problem. It is a societal problem of immense proportions that has been covered up for too long. It is an unpleasant, embarrassing subject to many. … Continue reading


Common Cause of Delaware 1304 N. Rodney St., Wilmington, Delaware 19806 For immediate release: March 4, 2007 contact: John Flaherty (302) 521-0394 e-mail: jdf0000@aol.com COMMON CAUSE ANNOUNCES A TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY Common Cause of Delaware has established its legislative priorities for the 144th session of the General Assembly. Senate Bill 29, sponsored by Sen. Karen … Continue reading

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