Legislation Aims to Help Prevent Child Sex Abuse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Senate has approved legislation aimed at increasing education and training to help prevent the sexual abuse of children.
The package of bills passed unanimously Wednesday is named "Erin's Law" and followed testimony earlier in the day by its namesake, Erin Merryn. The 27-year-old woman from Schaumburg, Ill., was sexually abused as a child and now campaigns for increased education and protections.
The legislation requires schools to adopt a policy and create a curriculum that among other things would help children understand and talk about sexual abuse. It also would train educators on abuse.
Children wouldn't be required to participate.
The measure now goes to the House.
Similar legislation has been enacted in four other states and about a dozen have introduced proposals..

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  • by brant Location: mason on Jul 19, 2012 at 09:17 AM
    Unfortunately, you can't legislate child abuse prevention. This is nothing but a "feel-good" effort. There are too many sick individuals in society. All you can do is watch your children closely, and pay attention.
  • by Anthony on Jul 18, 2012 at 09:37 PM
    Forward this to the sick people at Penn St.
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      by Erin on Jul 19, 2012 at 07:33 AM in reply to Anthony
      You are an idiot. This has nothing to do with the White House. And I am sure that the wilx worker who approved your comment is a republican.
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