Erin's Law

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Wed June 11, 2014
Politics

'Erin's Law' faces hurdles to passing in New York state

Erin Merryn is pushing for sexual abuse education in schools, but is facing opposition in New York.
Office of Dave Valesky

For the third year in a row, the New York State Senate passed "Erin's Law," a bill requiring schools to teach age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness to children in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Erin Merryn, a victim of sexual assault, has come up against some hurdles in her campaign to make it a law in New York state.

When Merryn was six years old she was sexually abused by a neighbor. When she was eleven she was sexually abused again by a cousin for two years. She stayed silent for years.

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