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Change the Definition of Child Abuse?

State Reps will discuss possible changes Thursday.

The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-144th) of Bucks County, will hold a public hearing 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Harrisburg to examine possible changes to the definition of child abuse.

The hearing is part of efforts by the House of Representatives to further protect children from the horrors of physical and sexual abuse. Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler is scheduled to testify before the committee.

In an effort to make the hearing available to as many people as possible, the hearing will be streamed live, at www.KathyWatson144.com or at www.RepPetri.com.

Kathleen Reidy May 16, 2013 at 02:01 PM
When will society learn that there is no difference between animal and child abuse? It is time that animal abuse become a felony and have a national registry. Most child abusers start out abusing animals. 90 per cent of all serial killers started out the same way. So many abusers could have been caught early before they moved onto children.

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