Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Petition in support of Catholic Adoption Agencies

Ann Widdecombe, MP, is setting down an amendment to the Equalities Bill which would allow for Catholic Adoption agencies to resume their adoption work in a way that does not conflict with the teaching of the Church.
The amendment has 22 co-signatories from across parties.

Mr. James Mc Groarty has created an online petition in support of this amendment,
Below are some details:

"Following the loss of some Catholic Adoption Agencies, and the severing of links between some agencies and the Church, it is clear that the Government has not achieved its aim of "not dissipating or diluting the expertise that the Catholic Adoption Agencies have developed in dealing with hard-to-place children."(25 Jan. 2007) Quite apart from the rights of children, the rights of those wishing to adopt in a Catholic ethos have been trampled on. The Government must use the opportunity presented by the Equality Bill to amend the Law to make space for Catholic Adoption services. Sexual Orientation laws on the provision of goods and services should not be used to prevent people of faith from accessing a service in the context of their faith tradition."
At the moment there are 427 signatories to this petition, so I urge you click the link above and boost the numbers for this very important and just cause.

Thanks to Bad Things Happen When Good People Do Nothing

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