Parental Rights

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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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.

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AB 499 Passes CA Senate
Permits Consent for STD Vaccinations by 12 year olds
Ask Governor for Veto

SACRAMENTO, CA, September 1, 2011--AB 499, the bill that permits 12 year old children to give consent without their parents' knowledge for vaccines or other medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, passed the CA Senate yesterday on a 22-17 vote. The Governor could take action on the bill any time between September 9 and October 9. Ask the governor to veto AB 499. (See how senators voted)

STD Vaccination without Parent Knowledge Bill
On Way to CA Senate Floor
Serious Threat to Parents' and Children's Rights
SACRAMENTO, Updated August 15, 2011-- AB 499, the bill which permits 12 year old children to give consent, without their parents' knowledge, for vaccines or other medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 15 and will be up for a vote of the full committee on August 25. It will likely pass and move to the floor.

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
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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.

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.

Vallejo Elementary Schools:
Anti-Marriage Curriculum
Starts as Early as Kindergarten
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 23, 2010 -- Just two weeks ago, an elementary school board in Vallejo, CA turned away protests by parents and decided that children as early as kindergarten would be forced to watch videos and participate in programs that have the effect of undermining their understanding of love, marriage and the family.


Do You Know What is Being Taught to Your Children?
Exercise Your Right To Opt Out

California parents have a narrow window to opt their children out of objectionable "educational" content at the beginning of every school year. It is tricky, so parents must pay close attention. While this article pertains to California public schools, it provides good information that could be helpful to parents of children in private schools and schools in other states. Check private school policies or laws in other states.

Teach my child that, and you’ll be sorry
July 30, 2010 --It is not what you would want to read before breakfast, but it's the sex menu they are serving up to children.

Vatican Reservations Key to
Understanding Support for UN Child Rights Convention

NEW YORK, June 11, 2009  – Last week, Pope Benedict XVI issued a telegram, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, saying there was an “urgent need” for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “to be implemented to the full.” The telegram raised eyebrows among family activists, especially in the United States, since they have battled against the ratification of the document in their country. Reports on the telegram to date have failed to specify Vatican reservations on the document, which the Vatican’s representative at the UN told LifeSiteNews (LSN) are key to understanding the Pope’s statement.

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