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John Thompson
John Thompson

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.

Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign
  • John Thompson

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.

Cheryl Ween
Cheryl Ween

Children must feel safe in their home environment

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis

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!

Susan Hall-Amado
Susan Hall-Amado

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.

Linda Fenslage
Linda Fenslage

I don't care how long ago it was put the paedophiles away for good.

Kay Ross
Kay Ross

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....

Jess Beasley
Jess Beasley

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.

Damon May
Damon May

protect the children.

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis
  • Damon May

Thanks for signing! And thanks for getting everybody you know to sign. All signatures are good but New York signatures are extra good!

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis

Justice clearly is not being done because the New York Senate have not passed the Child Victims Act!

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis
  • Andrew Willis
Robyn Weinbaum
Robyn Weinbaum

this is a crock. there is no statute of limitation on child rape in new york. New York N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law 30.10 Class A felony, 1st degree rape, 1st degree criminal sexual act, 1st degree aggravated sexual abuse, 1st degree course of sexual conduct against a child: no statute of limitations]

Patricia C Rohan
Patricia C Rohan
  • Robyn Weinbaum

Robyn, sexual abuse does not always mean rape, stop acting like your a know it all! I was abused as a child, in New York State, yes there is a statue of limitations. Let me say this for all to read! God is very real! People have a choice on this earth, that is he way it works. People do bad things, they did the choosing, thy did what they wanted to. In this word bad things happen, there will be an accounting for each human being, so don't give me that stupid answer, about where was God! You...

Robyn, sexual abuse does not always mean rape, stop acting like your a know it all! I was abused as a child, in New York State, yes there is a statue of limitations. Let me say this for all to read! God is very real! People have a choice on this earth, that is he way it works. People do bad things, they did the choosing, thy did what they wanted to. In this word bad things happen, there will be an accounting for each human being, so don't give me that stupid answer, about where was God! You want to know where God was? He was watching and saw what you did, who ever you are, so pray for His Mercy, His Awesome Grace and His Rath, for to God belongs the Vengeance, will He use that Vengeance on you? I have no I'll feelings to the man that abused me, I forgive him, and ask God to give him His mercy and grace. Now I don't need ever to cry or feel ashaimed, it's all in His Almighty hands........

Philip Brown
Philip Brown
  • Patricia C Rohan

PatriciaA little humanity not to mention tolerance is needed here

Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign
  • Philip Brown

It's also important to note that NY didn't lose it's SOL on rape, including some specific counts of child rape, until 2006. So there are still a huge number of adult survivors of CSA who are ineligible for justice. The definition of "rape" in the context of the 2006 rape law is awfully strict, and I'm not sure how it could be proved in an old case involving a child unless there is photographic or DNA evidence. The 2006 rape law was a step in the right direction, but only the first of many that need to be taken.

Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign
  • Robyn Weinbaum

It's also important to note that NY didn't lose it's SOL on rape, including some specific counts of child rape, until 2006. So there are still a huge number of adult survivors of CSA who are ineligible for justice. The definition of "rape" in the context of the 2006 rape law is awfully strict, and I'm not sure how it could be proved in an old case involving a child unless there is photographic or DNA evidence. The 2006 rape law was a step in the right direction, but only the first of many that need to be taken.

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