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Opinion piece: Stark statistics about abuse show the need for new law

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 17, 2007 We are reminded of some statistics regarding sexual abuse with the University of Delaware’s tragic display, “UD students raise awareness of sexual assaults” (April 26). One in eight Delawareans has been sexually assaulted. One in three rape victims is younger than 13, and … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Stop protecting predators with the passage of S.B. 29

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 14, 2007 The recent full page ad condemning S.B. 29’s attempt to protect children from sexual abuse says a lot. In fact it obscures the simple truth: Children have not been protected from sexual abuse because of the two-year statute of limitations. The ad makes … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Outside interests shouldn’t prevent protecting children

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 11, 2007 The reactionary group TFP has financed a full-page ad of disingenuous legal arguments and outright lies in The News Journal. Why is this radical group of outsiders telling Delaware’s Legislature to protect child molesters rather than children? By passing the Child Victims Act, … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Catholic Church hierarchy is accountable for child abuse

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 10, 2007 It is interesting that the only Catholic Church group not maligned and held up for blame or responsibility in a full-page advertisement May 4 was the hierarchy, the bishops. The bishops are responsible for the position the institutional church finds itself in today, … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Protecting children is more important than money

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 10, 2007 Senate Bill 29, the Child Victims Act, will greatly assist in protecting children in Delaware from sexual abuse by eliminating the statute of limitation in civil cases and allowing a two-year look-back window for those abused. Today, the bill will be reviewed in … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Tell children that secrets can be a sign of abuse

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, April 22, 2007 There have been a number of local and national cases in which children were neglected, or were physically and sexually abused. For nearly 30 years, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware has been educating children about personal safety and abuse. We discuss the difference between … Continue reading

News: Delawareans Walk to Show Their Support for Survivors and to Promote Awareness and Prevention of Sexual Violence in Their Communities

On April 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM, Delawareans walked from Scull Mansion (across from Kent General Hospital) to Legislative Hall to show their support for survivors and to promote awareness and prevention of sexual violence in their communities. Members of ContactLifeline’s Sexual Assault Network of Delaware worked together to sponsor the second annual ‘Walk In … Continue reading

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