Thursday, February 11, 2016

Should victims of long-ago sex abuse be given their day in court?

READER POLL

Should victims of long-ago sex abuse be given their day in court?

Yes, only way for clergy abuse victims to redress years of cover-up
 
  602 (69.0%)
No, they're just after a big payout
 
  199 (22.8%)
Yes, insurers will cover most costs, public will learn the truth
 
  54 (6.2%)
No, since Catholic bishops will never let lawmakers pass such a proposal
 
  17 (1.9%)
Total votes = 872
Elsewhere on the site:
 
Poll: A route to closure for abuse victims
 
New archbishop opposes sex-abuse window


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