Survivors of Priest Abuse Visited Local Churches Today

CBS 58 [Milwaukee WI]
March 7, 2004

Milwaukee - Victims of clergy abuse took their message to churches all across Wisconsin today. Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priest, S.N.A.P, passed out leaflets at local churches around the Milwaukee area today, urging parishoners to put pressure on Madison to toughen clergy abuse laws. S.N.A.P is upset because the State Senate recently passed a bill they say is too thin. They want the bill to include a one year window for victims to bring lawsuits against the church, even if the abuse happened years ago.

The State Assembly is now considering the bill. As the bill stands now, it would require clergy to report only certain types of abuse. A priest would have to tell authorities if he suspects another priest of sexual abuse. but he would not have to report abuse by a parent or sibling.


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