Friday, March 17, 2006

Follow-up on Public Policy Day

The Evangelist reports:
The forum drew more than 1,100 other Catholics from across New York State with the same goal: to lobby state legislators about five targeted issues of concern to the Church:

* approving education tax credits for parents in religious, independent and public schools;

* promoting ethical stem-cell research, and banning embryonic stem-cell research and cloning;

* passing "Timothy's Law" to ensure equity in insurance coverage for mental illness and substance abuse treatment;

* ensuring access to health care for the poor; and

* continuing to reform the Rockefeller-era drug sentencing laws.

Read more here.