Our Lady of Soccorso
LEGISLATIVE REPORT
February 10th 2007 @ 8:46 am

"The family founded on marriage constitutes a ‘heritage of humanity,’ a fundamental social institution; it is the vital cell and the pillar of society, and concerns both believers and non-believers. This is something to which all States must give great consideration because, as John Paul II liked to say, ‘the future of humanity passes by way of the family’."

Pope Benedict XVl on protecting the family May 15, 2006 to the Pontifical Council for the Family
 
The state legislature can be compared to one big gambling casino with the legislators acting as card dealers.? The prize to be won? ? Professional oversight of the family.
 
The last date for all bills? to be submitted in the legislature is fast approaching.? Many of the bills I have been following are now listed in committees, but there? are as yet? no hearing dates.
 
There are, as never before,? any number of bills to follow that will have serious, lasting and negative effects on the family.? I have selected 8 bills which focus on different areas of community and family life, but have a similar core focus.? We are beginning to work on a newsletter which will expand on? this theme of capturing the family but that will come after the February bill submission deadline when we have a fuller grasp of what?s ahead.
 
I have used the symbolism of a gambling casino with the bills being compared to a deck of cards deftly shuffled and dealt to players w ho have carefully chosen their seats to gain optimum advantage in reading and counting the fall of the cards.
 
AB 14, John Laird, (D-Sta Cruz)? Discrimination: Civil Rights Act of 2007. Co-authors are Loni Hancock, Mark Leno, Sally Lieber, Lori Saldana and Sen. Christine Kehoe and Sheila Kuehl. (all but maybe one of them are strong homosexual legislation supporters.)
 
Location:? Assembly Judiciary Committee.
 
The original Unruh Civil Rights Act of? years past flagged as discrimination a broad spectrum of actions initiated against certain groupings of people. AB 14 amends 10 separate civil codes to include new? definitions of acts of discrimination and includes an expanded grouping of people who may bring legal action to charge discrimination.?
 
While there is enough in this bill for everyone to find something with which they might agree is an unjust discrimination, I call your attention to the following section of the bill:
 
 
?? ? SEC. 37. Section 1317 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
 
? ? 1317. (a) Emergency services and care shall be provided to any person requesting the services or care, or for whom services or care is requested, for any condition in which the person is in danger of loss of life, or serious injury or illness, at any health facility licensed under this chapter that maintains and operates an emergency department to provide emergency services to the public when the health facility has appropriate facilities and qualified personnel available to provide the services or care.?
 
There is every reason to believe that amending this section will have the effect of deleting the medical profession?s conscience clause thereby requiring all doctors regardless of religious reservations to commit abortions, prescribe contraceptives and maybe even inoculate 11 year old girls against HPV infections.
 
To support this claim here is a quote from a recent article:
 
Study: Moral beliefs may sway docs’ care
By LINDA A. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer
Wed, Feb 7, 6:47 PM ET
A disturbing number of doctors do not feel obligated to tell patients about medical options they oppose morally, such as abortion and teen birth control, and believe they have no duty to refer people elsewhere for such treatments, researchers say.?
 
And further on:
 
"Conscientious objection is fine … as long as it doesn’t conflict with the rights of the patient," Magnus said.?
 
One woman doctor, in Southern California, has already lost her job because she would not involve herself in an abortion or referral.? She was compelled to seek a job at a great distance from her home and in an area of medicine other than her chosen area.
 
Under this AB 14, a woman patient may well decide to confront a pro life doctor with a demand for an abortion and then sue him/her for failure to support her so-called right to an abortion.
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AB 16, Sally Lieber, (D-Mtn View), Pupil Immunizations: Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.
 
?Prohibits the governing authority (local school district superintendent) from unconditionally admitting any female pupil to the 6th grade level of any of those institutions unless the pupil has received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Requires a health care provider administering the HPV vaccine to provide a written disclosure to the parent or guardian relating to the HPV. Imposes a state-mandated local program.?
 
A couple of years ago Ms Lieber wanted schools to distribute condoms without parental okay. Now she?s come back with a chemical version of a condom. This woman is fixated on free love.
 
Many newspaper editorials and letters to the editor have been written supporting idea, but what those writers aren?t telling you is the rising awareness in the medical community of serious and life threatening side effects to this one-size-fits-all approach to protecting everyone against one form only of cervical cancer.
 
Further, Merck the pharmaceutical house manufacturing the pill will make millions of dollars at $350 each. Word now is out that much of that profit is being directed toward Planned Parenthood?s promotional and clinical services.
 
Once again, a legislator knows better than a parent what a child should have. Lieber doesn?t want parents spanking their children (she calls it beating) and she doesn?t want them saying ?NO? to moral self discipline so we, the taxpayer and society in general will pick up the pieces of every female child?s life and discipline her for her parents by shooting her up with vaccinations that do little to protect her and may protect society against her in the form of future health care bills.
 
By the way such a hue and cry went up regarding the spanking bill that a rumor has it that Lieber is withdrawing the bill from consideration.? However, she must still be watched because she can always sneak it into some other bill under the guise of protection against abusive treatment.
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AB 25, Julia Brownley, (D-Woodland Hills), Schools.? Brownley was elected in 2006. She is a former school administrator.
 
Claiming that California educational system and its pupils are seriously falling behind other states in its education of students, this bill requires the Governor?s Advisory Committee on Education Excellence and the state Superintendent, Jack O?Connell?s creation called the P-16 Council to work together to develop a seamless educational program from (for every student) preschool through high school.?
 
?Sec 33600:? 1) Identify key fiscal and academic issues that will need to be addressed in developing, evaluating, validating, and refining the state’s public school system.?
 
Pay special attention to the words ?refining the state?s public school system.?? An organization entitled Ed Watch out of Minnesota has been reporting on the educational proposals of a man named Marc Tucker, guru on educational think tank matters for Hillary Clinton and author of some major reconfiguring of the goals of education.
 
It is portions of his plans that legislators are adopting in California to redefine the goals and purpose of education creating a seamless system of preparing our children for predetermined slots in the workforce by creating seamless educational plans beginning with pre-K on up through high school.
 
Please visit the Ed Watch website www,edwatch.org as well as? our web site where
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SB 20, Tom Torlakson, (D-Concord).? Pupil Nutrition: Free and Reduced-Price Meals.
 
The overt intent of this bill is to provide a way to increase reimbursement to schools for providing FDA approved, nutritiously prepared and served lunches to students. meal reimbursement will rise from $0.21 cents per meal to $0.30 cents per meal. Several related laws are cited to support the mandate of schools providing scientifically approved meals to students.
 
The covert agenda is that in order to qualify for this increase in reimbursement schools will be required to provide lunch and, in the near future, breakfast, to every public school student pre-k to 16 in a closed campus atmosphere both during the school year and the summer.? The closed campus is cited as the only way to protect the school from the competition of nearby restaurants, etc.
 
The school nutritionist becomes the third parent/watchdog in every family dictating what foods will be given to children.
 
If schools can provide a better nutrition program for children at breakfast and lunch what about dinner?? What about the weekend?? The school?s nutrition goals for each student can?t be endangered by the consumption of non-approved food.
 
I have been saving numerous articles regarding the government nanny originated attack on obesity in children so diligently reported on by the media.? Two articles typify the hysteria being generated all over the world:
 
?F=FAT REPORT CARD.? Schools in several states may soon include a new category on report cards and some children may be getting F?s.? Parents will be supplied with an evaluation and a grading as to their child?s obesity.
 
THE FAT POLICE.? Social workers in the U.K. have begun placing obese children on the ?child protection register? alongside children who are thought to be at risk of sexual or physical abuse.? (UPI: Consumer Health Daily.
 
I had an email conversation with the a nutritionist/PR person in the State schools Food Services Department about this bill.? She was very focused on the wonderful opportunities children would have to receive nutritious food such as fruit, vegetables, no trans-fat prepared foods, no hydrogenated oils, etc.
 
I asked if they had kept any records on food wasted in school cafeterias. She ignored the question but assured me that children would be given the opportunity in classes to appreciate new foods and to learn the benefits of proper diet.
 
She ended by thanking me for being a person who cares about children and that nutritionists look forward to their role in providing nutritious meals to students. No mention of parents. However, Torlakson?s Aide agreed that this was a parent/teacher partnership program.? Once again, the state will place an expert into the family as a watchdog over the best interests of the state, not the child,not the family.? Eating will become an exercise in accountability and responsibility to the state to be the best, healthiest specimen that the state can grow.
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SB 32, Darrell Steinberg, (D-Sacramento)? Health Care Coverage: Children.
 
This bill proposes through a merging of Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs to create more ?local health initiatives.?? This actually means build more local clinics either county run or non-profit run (can you say Planned Parenthood, La Raza, Molina Health centers,etc.).
 
This is a goal of our Governor, He declared last summer that he wanted to expand the network of local clinics as a way to cut down on costs of providing health care.? Though Steinberg is a Democrat this idea of more local clinics closer to the people is favored by Republicans as a way to cut costs though they do have several problems with the Governor?s overall health care delivery plans.
 
In truth setting up more local clinics acts as gatekeepers preventing direct access to doctors in hospitals and emergency rooms. These clinics would be staffed by nurse assistants who might be connected by phone to some designated hospital. So you sign up your child in one of these clinics and she gets a lower degree of professional help than if she had gone to an emergency room.
I am reading a very good book written by Dr. David Gratzer, Psychiatrist, entitled The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care. He claims among many things that focusing on ?access to health care? is just another way of saying you can have health care, if you can get past the gatekeeper and to a doctor IF you don?t mind being put on an extended waiting list for operations, etc.?
 
By Robert Salladay and Joe Mathews
Times Staff Writers
 
July 24 2006
 
SACRAMENTO — Criticized for failing to offer substantial remedies for California’s healthcare problems, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today will propose installing new medical clinics in as many as 500 elementary schools, his aides said.?
 
 
Aides say the plan would add to the 140 campus facilities already in place and help children now uninsured. Critics call it an election-year stunt.
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HR 325/S 224, American Education Content Standards by Vernon Ehlers, (R-Mi) and Christopher Dodd, (D-Ct.)
 
These? two bills, one in each house, will be the gold standard for the seamless pre K-16 education written to the UN?s globalized educational goals and containing much of Marc Tucker?s designs for educating the global child of the future.
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LATE BREAKING NEWS:
 
Choice In Dying legislation coming back. Lloyd Levine and Patty Berg will try again this session to pass Choice in Dying legislation which will be introduced on February 15 at a Sacramento press conference.? There is no bill number at this time.
 
You are urged to contact your organizations, churche, etc. to obtain a letterhead statement of opposition to oany euthanasia/assisted suicide legislation and send it to House Speaker Fabian Nunez, C/0? State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca? 95814. Please don?t delay. If we can stop this bill from coming to a committee that would be great.
-Camille
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  1. Renee Perko
    March 5th, 2007 | 7:32 pm | #1

    Camille,
    On Friday, March 2, I heard a few minutes of your radio interview on IHR regarding AB 16. I read the bill and would like more information about how to oppose it. Where on your blog or website can I find out how to oppose it? A few of my friends and I would like to take some action but don’t know how. Thanks.

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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904