Abuse Legislation Gaining Consideration

The state House is expected to take up legislation making it easier for victims of sexual abuse to sue their abusers, even years after the abuse takes place. State House speaker Mike Turzai recently voiced his support for a proposal to give adults who were abused a children a 2 year window to sue their alleged abuser. Representative Mark Rozzi wanted an even stronger measure, but says he's pleased that this bill has support from the Speaker. Meanwhile, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has scheduled a Tuesday news conference to urge lawmakers to approve recommendations contained in the recently released grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.