SCP Media Advisory: "Clergy Abuse Survivors to Urge Lawmakers to Act to Help Prevent Further Abuse"

PITTSBURGH (Oct. 2, 2018) Stop Child Predators (SCP) will join with survivors of abuse by Catholic clergy to urge lawmakers to pass legislation to help prevent further abuse and ensure that every single survivor can hold their abuser accountable in a court of law.


Who: Stop Child Predators, a national children’s advocacy organization, and abuse survivors working to secure passage of legislation to implement the statewide grand jury’s recommendations.

What: A news conference to provide an opportunity for all survivors to share their experiences with the community and lawmakers.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Grand Staircase at the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 Why: “Survivors deserve to have their experiences heard by the perpetrators who abused them. The time has come for lawmakers to put survivors ahead of the Insurance Federation and reach a consensus on meaningful, effective legislation that will help survivors heal and to prevent future abuses,” said SCP President Stacie Rumenap.

For more information, please visit or contact Peter Shelly at 717.724.1681.