Roy Moore wants to be the next U.S. Senator from Alabama. Today a fifth woman, Beverly Young Nelson, came forward to tell Alabama voters that Moore had assaulted her when she was 16 years old. This disclosure follows the Washington Post story of November 9th in which four women accuse Moore of groping them and initiating sexual acts even though he was in his early thirties and they were teenagers. I looked in vain for a statement from the Archdiocese of Mobile or the Diocese of Birmingham . The website for Youth and Child Protection on the Diocese of Birmingham website does have valuable information. It might be hard for life-long Republican voters in the state of Alabama to endorse Democratic candidate Doug Jones, but hopefully we can all agree that holding sexual predators accountable is a pro-life issue. That is, if the lives of women matter, then sexual assault against them is a pro-life issue.
This is where we are in 2017. Let that sink in.
“Claire from HR” reminded the SNL Weekend Update hosts of the basic rules for workplace sexual assault prevention and awareness in their sketch over the weekend. Enjoy.