Rights of the Child

Depriving Children
Called "Act of Love"
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 13, 2013--California Bill AB460, which would prohibit insurance companies from denying infertility coverage to lesbians, has passed the State Assembly and has been assigned to the State Senate Health Committee.  "Working with the California Catholic Conference, we have adopted a unique strategy which makes your participation critically important," CCG President Bill May wrote members in an email as he urge them to write to their state senators and, appealed to those who you live in the Sacramento area to attend the hearing. See details below.


ACTION ALERT

Oppose CA AB 460
Extends Infertility Coverage
To Gays and Lesbians
See Needed Action Below
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 29, 2013--California Bill AB-460, which will be heard on Tuesday, April 30, would require insurance companies to offer infertility coverage that includes gays, lesbians and the elderly.  


Transgender confusion

Archbishop Savatore Cordileone defense of marriage not about  "same-sex marriage" or homosexuality

Bishops’ Defense Of Marriage Chair
Decries Latest DOMA Ruling
"Its a Matter of Basic Rights"
WASHINGTON, October 19, 2012—In response to a decision on October 18 by a divided federal appeals court panel to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, issued the following comment expressing disappointment over the ruling.


ACTION Completed

Unprecedented Attack on Parental Rights
 Another Assault on Religious Liberty
Call Assembly Members TODAY
Ask Them to Vote “NO” on SB 1172
SAN FRANCISCO, August 13, 2012 -- How far are we willing to see parental rights erode in California? That is a critical question in light of the recent success of SB 1172, the contentious bill banning licensed therapists from providing therapy for children with same-sex attraction or gender confusion that does not affirm the behavior. This bill robs parents of their rights and obligations to seek the good for their children and act in their best interest.


California Legislature's Attack on
Parents' and Children's Rights
WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2012 -- “As of today, it is legal in California to give hormone blockers to an 11 year-old boy in order to delay the onset of puberty, but it could soon be illegal for a 17 year-old with unwanted same-sex attractions to receive professional counseling, even with parental consent.” Now, California Senator Ted Lieu, has removed any doubt as to why he introduced Senate Bill 1172: “The attack on parental rights is exactly the whole point of the bill because we don’t want to let parents harm their children.”


Google Faces Criticism Over Global
Push for Gay Advocacy
-- Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.


Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, CCG Catholics for the Common Good, Episcopal Adviser

- The legalization of “gay marriage” in America, even on a civil level, is unjust to children and poses a threat to religious liberty, warned Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif.


Study Finds Children of Same-Sex Partners
Face Difficulties as Adults
AUSTIN, TX, June 13, 2012 -- Children brought up by partners in same-sex relationships are encountering more difficulties in adulthood than their conventionally-raised counterparts, according to new findings published June 10.


Secrets are Like Land Mines
SAN RAMON, CA, June 12, 2012 --As we approach the Father's Day holiday, we can't help but think of those who do not know their fathers. Some don't know their fathers because they are adopted, because their fathers walked away, or because their fathers have died. But others do not know their fathers because their families have been intentionally structured so that they cannot know him—they were conceived through anonymous sperm donation.


Calif. Gay Therapy Restriction
Bill Passes Senate
Called Intrusive and Unscientific
SACRAMENTO, CA, June 3, 2012 -- California's senate has approved a bill restricting the therapeutic treatment of homosexuality in minors. Critics say the measure fails to respect scientific standards, as well as personal and family rights. Dr. Christopher Rosik, president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), said the largely partisan May 30 vote represented a “triumph of political activism over objective science.”


Bishop Kevin Rhoades, USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth questions Girl Scouts of America policies

Controversy Continues as Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years
Promotes Abortion and Anti-Marriage Agenda

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Girl Scouts of the USA is continuing to fall under scrutiny for its alleged connections to groups that promote abortion, contraception and homosexuality. 

Virginia Bill Passes
Protects Rights of  Child-Care Agencies
To Decline Homosexual Adoptions
RICHMOND, VA, March 7, 2012 -- A bill that ensures that faith-based adoption agencies in the state of Virginia won’t be forced to place children in households led by same-sex couples has passed both houses of the General Assembly and is heading to the desk of Gov. Robert McDonnell, a supporter of the legislation, who is expected to sign it soon.


Illinois Bishops Announce
Shutdown of Adoption Services- Bishops in three Illinois dioceses announced Nov. 14 that they have dropped their lawsuit against the state and will shut down their adoption and foster care programs, after a civil union law required them to provide their services to same-sex couples.

California Catholic Leaders Decry Child STD Vaccinations-- Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez joined the California Catholic Conference in criticizing a new law that allows 12-year-olds to receive vaccinations against sexual diseases without their parent’s permission.




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