Senate Bill 27 has to do with the exchange of information between child protective services (CPS) and medical practitioners during an investigation by CPS for abuse or neglect. It would eliminate the traditional physician-patient privilege by which physicians are required to keep medical information confidential.It would also entitle medical practitioners to obtain information about investigations from CPS that have nothing to do with a child’s health.
According to Senator Reid the Senate will vote to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the end of the week. If this treaty is ratified it will become the supreme law of the land. This United Nations treaty will undermine parental rights and our very Constitution. U.S ratification of the CRPD would subject our domestic law to United Nations standards and oversight.
A vote had been scheduled last Thursday in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD). However, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) led an effort to prevent that from happening. Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) announced at that time that he will instead hold the markup on July 26, the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Didn’t the United States pass the Americans with Disabilities Act a couple decades ago? Why do we now need the United Nations having a say in this matter? President Obama signed the Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons treaty on July 30, 2009 and sent it the Senate for ratification! It remained in limbo until it became apparent to liberals in the Senate that they were not going to be able to muster the necessary votes to get the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) ratified — which went down in defeat earlier today when 31 Senators announced their opposition to it.
As you may recall there’s been an ongoing effort to get a Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution passed in order to protect parental rights from UN intrusion. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child poses many problems and if that treaty is ratified by the US Senate, all parental rights laws in the US will be null and void!
Today the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide educational group advocating for the rights of parents and the protection of children, faxed the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) with one simple question: “Do you agree with the National Education Association?”
The AFA of PA has partnered with parentalrights.org to get a Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution passed. Will you join us to protect parental rights?