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States Rethink Confession Privileges

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States Rethink Confession Privileges

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States Rethink Confession Privileges

States Rethink Confession Privileges

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In the wake of the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal, states attempt to craft new laws to prevent such crimes. Many states protect the privacy of confession, but some lawmakers are rethinking those privileges. They argue if the church came forward about abuse revealed in confessions, it could prevent future abuse. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.