Last weekend Catholics in Connecticut were urged in a letter signed by the Archbishops of Norwich, Bridgeport and Hartford to oppose pending legislation that would drop the statute of limitations for a victim of child sex abuse to file a lawsuit. Current law has a statute of limitation of 30 years after the age of 18. In the letter, the Archbishops claim this measure would open the floodgates of frivolous lawsuits against the church, and "undermine the mission of the Catholic church in Connecticut".
Your Public Media’s Ray Hardman talks with West Hartford State Representative Beth Bye, who is co-sponsor of House Bill 5473. She says the legislation was crafted to help victims of the late Dr. George Reardon, who for decades allegedly committed sexual acts against children in his office at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.