My head wants to explode whenever I read about how the Catholic Church’s objections to the Child Victims Act (“CVA”) are based on preventing injustice to someone who might be falsely accused. Right, they’re just looking out for the little guy.
This argument defies any and all credulity. In places where reforms to the statute of limitations have been enacted, the incidence of false claims has been so small that it isn’t worth considering, except to show how uncommon they are. This is especially pertinent since the very few false claims which are made rarely ever actually make it into a courtroom.
So, to prevent even that possibility, the enemies of the CVA are willing to deny justice to all survivors of past child sexual abuse, many (if not most) of whom have lived tragically challenging and painful lives as a result of it….