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Rights of Children (81001-C2-¶162.C)

Amend ¶ 162 C) Rights of Children as follows:
All children have the right to quality education, including full sex education appropriate to their stage of development that utilizes the best educational techniques and insights. Christian parents and guardians and the Church have the responsibility to ensure that children receive sex education consistent with Christian morality, including faithfulness in marriage and abstinence in singleness. Moreover, children have the rights to food, shelter, clothing, health care, quality education, and emotional well-being as do adults, and these rights we affirm as theirs regardless of actions or inactions of their parents or guardians.

Rationale

This paragraph is supposed to be about the rights of children and not sex education. A child’s rights to food, shelter, clothing, health care and emotional well-being is more important that what the sex education should include. Sex education belongs in a separate paragraph.