Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
For immediate release Sunday, September 24, 2017
Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests passed away today, surrounded by her family and friends.
At this time, the family has asked that you respect their privacy until they make a statement.
The following is a statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP managing director, regarding Barbara’s pioneering work on behalf of survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
“Few people have done more to protect kids and help victims than Barbara Blaine. Her relentless advocacy enabled millions to eventually accept a long unbelievable reality: that tens of thousands of priests raped and fondled hundreds of thousands of kids while bishops hid these heinous crimes. She started-and for almost 30 years-worked extremely hard to help build the world’s most successful organization of child sex abuse victims. Her contributions to a safer society would be hard to overstate.”
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