Rights of the Child

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Bill Signed by Governor
Gardasil AB 499 California parental rights issue similar to the one Rick Perry faced in Texas

Veto on AB 499 a Realistic Possibility
If Enough People Call the Governor Now
New Research Reveals Waste and Subterfuge
SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2011-- These days, Governor Brown’s phone (916-445-2841) is often busy as thousands are calling for his veto of AB 499. It is an outrageous attack on parental rights and responsibility that would let interest groups like Planned Parenthood go, without their parents’ knowledge, directly to children as young as 12 years old and talk them into being vaccinated with Gardasil, a vaccine for preventing 4 strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.

Voucher Movement Gains Traction
As New School Year Kicks Off
- As U.S. Catholic schools gear up for a new academic year, some have seen a spike in enrollment due to more states offering school voucher programs.

Judge Allows Illinois to
Cut off Catholic Charities' Foster Care

SPRINGFIELD, IL -- An Illinois judge has ruled that the state has the right to end its foster care partnership with Catholic Charities in four dioceses, despite the Church ministry's contention that it was being dropped on religious grounds.

Babies for Sale, Buyers Beware
SAN RAMON, CA, August 17, 2011-- Infertility can bring much heartache to couples desperately wanting a baby. Sadly, desperation opens the door for exploitation. Recently, two high-profile surrogacy attorneys, Theresa Erickson and Hilary Neiman, were caught exploiting surrogates, stealing from California taxpayers, and, most horrifically, selling babies.

School District Sued by Parents
Seeking More Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Effort
SAN JOSE, CA, August 10, 2011-- An appeal has been filed with the California Court of Appeal in a lawsuit challenging a refusal by the superintendent and school board president of San Jose Unified School District to allow a parent to formally request changes to a controversial program at her child's middle school.

Gov Signed Bill

CA Bill Redefines Fatherhood
Governor Signs into Law
SAN FRANCISCO, Updated August 6, 2011-- AB 1349, a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to unmarried mothers was signed into law by California Governor Edmund Brown, Jr on August 5. It undermines the entire notion of natural parenthood. It also undermines the rights of fathers and the internationally recognized right of every child to know and, as far as possible, be cared for by his or her biological mother and father.

Gov Signed Bill
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CA SB 48 to Sexualize K-12 Public School Students
Ask for Governor's Veto
Must Decide by July 19
SACRAMENTO, updated July 11, 2011 -- SB 48, a bill that would change California textbooks and curriculum to bring the sexuality of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people to the attention of students K-12 in social studies is so bad, even the LA Times has editorialized against it. It has passed the Senate and landed on the Governor's desk today. He must sign or veto it by July 19.

Archbishop Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

Archbishop Gomez:
We Need to Stand up for Parents and Families

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 --There was a time not too long ago, when American society encouraged family values and tried to strengthen the bonds of parents and children. Recent events in our state and nation remind us that’s not always the case anymore.

SB 48 Advances on Party-Line Vote
LA Times: Why Oppose SB 48?
             CCG's Reasons or Theirs

Thank You to All Who Came to Testify
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2011--Yesterday, the Assembly Education Committee passed SB 48 on a 7-4 party-line vote. The bill that will sexualize K-12 curriculum and textbooks. This was not unexpected. But, something unexpected did happen. The LA Times ran another editorial, this time calling for a debate between their reasons for opposing SB 48 and those of Catholics for the Common Good. <--break->

CA Legislature:
Children Should Decide on Controversial Vacinations

CA Assemblymember Toni Atkins author of AB499 children consent for STD vaccinations, Guardasil vaccine HPV

SACRAMENTO, June 13, 2011(updated)--The California Assembly says parents should have no say over whether their children, 12 years and older, receive preventative medical treatment and vacinations related to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The child's consent is enough. The bill, AB 499, has moved to the state Senate and will surely pass unless parents mobilize to protect their rights and the rights of their children to have the benefit of their parents' loving counsel concerning treatment that effects children's health and welfare.

Illinois Catholic Charities suing state over adoption rules|
CHICAGO, IL, June 8, 2011 - Catholic Charities offices from three dioceses in Illinois have filed suit against the state after having to shut down their adoption and foster care services following the enactment of the state's civil union law on June 1.

Illinois Catholic Charities:
Penalized for Putting ‘Best Interest of the Child’ First

National Catholic Register Article by William B. May, Catholics for the Common Good

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2011 The implementation of the new civil-union law in Illinois is leading to a showdown between Catholic Charities as a provider of adoption services for children and a state law that places the private interest of adults over the human rights of children. Catholic Charities will actually be put in jeopardy of lawsuits and losing public funds to serve the poor if they refuse to deprive children they serve of married mothers and fathers. How crazy is that?

What Price Baby Bliss?
Social Acceptance of Commercial Conception
Ignores all the Hidden Costs.

ADELAIDE, AUTRAILIA, May 5, 2011 -- It is often said that we cannot put a price on happiness. However, for those who are medically or socially infertile, happiness has a dollar value. For the first time in history adults can use technology to create their babies, with the only restriction being their ability to pay.

Study: Gay Teens Five Times
More Likely to Attempt Suicide

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 - Teens who self-identify as homosexual are five times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide, according to a study released last week.

Intentionally Depriving a Child of
Her Mother or Father
a "Human Right"?
Absurd by Claim Commission
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that Costa Rica must legalize in vitro fertilization (IVF) or face penalties for alleged violations of human rights protected by international law. “They have effectively said, the right to create a child with the intention of depriving that child of knowing and being cared for by his or her mother and father is a human right specific to adults. That is absurd,” exclaimed CCG chairman William B. May.

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