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GOP lawmakers echo AG Shapiro’s push for reform of state’s sex-abuse laws

September 18, 2018

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub speaks at a news conference concerning reforms being pushed by a grand jury regarding Pennsylvania’s sex-abuse laws. He was joined by (from left) state Sen. Todd Stephens state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and state Rep. John Rafferty.

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As state legislators are poised to return to Harrisburg next week, they’re being buffeted by strong words from Attorney General Josh Shapiro about enacting major reforms to Pennsylvania’s child sex-abuse laws.

“They can stand with the work done by the grand jury, or stand with the phony excuses created by institutions that Harrisburg has kowtowed to for so long,” Shapiro said Tuesday at his office in Norristown, referring to the bombshell grand jury report released last month detailing decades of widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests at six dioceses.

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