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Salvadoran Archbishop Calls for End of Statute of Limitations on Abuse

By Catholics for Choice April 25, 2016

In November, Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador, El Salvador, announced the ninth case of sexual abuse of a minor lodged against Fr. Juan Francisco Galvez, El Salvador’s La Prensa reported. The archbishop urged all sexual abuse victims to come forward to church officials. He also questioned the existing statute of limitations, telling the Legislative Assembly, “The crime of sexual abuse against a minor should not expire.”

Catholics for Choice

was founded in 1973 to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health.