Melanie, my sister and I were raped by our father as well. I never told anyone until it was too late either. I'm so sorry you went through that too.
Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear your story! I hear stories like yous, and mine, every day and it still breaks my heart. Follow what I'm doing at Stop Abuse Campaign- I really do think I'm part of the team that will end all this. http://stopabusecampaign.com/
sorry to hear this. I have a close friend in which it happened to her by male figures in her family when she was younger. 30 years later and she still hasn't told her parents nor reported them nor ever said anything to these male family members who "stole her innocence". What disturbs me is she is one of the ones who questions why other females decide to come forth later in life. You'd think she'd understand but I believe it's internalized hatred on her part and what she's had to convince herself of in order to survive.
I admire your courage to speak about it openly now at this stage in life and I hope you find the energy, will, courage, etc. to be an advocate in many forms beyond petitions. Other children and adults in various stages need to hear your voice.
Over two years ago the NY Times quoted a Bishop (I forget which one) who said the Church was not concerned about same sex marriage but was spending all its money on preventing the Child Protection Act being passed. Cuomo met with the Bishops who told him that he could have the same sex marriage law as long as he did not pass the Child Protection Act. This is Separation of Church and State? This means people are being married over the raped bodies of children.
Hi John- this is a persistent rumor I keep hearing in Albany. If you have any press clippings, or anything else, I'd love to see it.
Children must feel safe in their home environment
Newark archbishop allows priest who admitted groping boy to continue working with children.
A good example of why abuse victims need access to the courtrooms barred by statutes of limitations!
It doesn't really matter to me where children call home, none of them deserve to be abused. This is an international issue and should be dealt with accordingly. Our children are our future and they deserve to be treated with all the respects that we as adults demand.
I don't care how long ago it was put the paedophiles away for good.
The children MUST BE PROTECTED....the abusers MUST BE PROSECUTED....and NO TIME LIMIT MUST BE GIVEN FOR THIS TO HAPPEN...it may take children YEARS before they are mentally strong enough to VOICE THIS ABUSE AND TRY TO GET HELP....NO ONE CAN PUT A TIME LIMIT ON THIS......HELP THE CHILDREN....PLEASE....NOT THE ABUSERS....
I will gladly sign your petition. What happened to you was a crying shame. Both your father and uncle are some sick minded freaks. God will deal with them. One of those young girls is going to have a father, brother or uncle that is a soldier and don't take kindly to child molesters . The streets can really be kind or cruel. Their time will come. To be honest your mother should have taken a stand for your safety. But I commend you for your bravery. You should throw the book at both your...
I will gladly sign your petition. What happened to you was a crying shame. Both your father and uncle are some sick minded freaks. God will deal with them. One of those young girls is going to have a father, brother or uncle that is a soldier and don't take kindly to child molesters . The streets can really be kind or cruel. Their time will come. To be honest your mother should have taken a stand for your safety. But I commend you for your bravery. You should throw the book at both your father and sorry uncle. I am so mad for what you went through. God bless you little angel.
protect the children.
Thanks for signing! And thanks for getting everybody you know to sign. All signatures are good but New York signatures are extra good!
Justice clearly is not being done because the New York Senate have not passed the Child Victims Act!