Press Release HB 6891- Release of Birth Certificates
CPRC (CT Parental Rights Coalition) Legislation Position For Immediate Release: May 7, 2015 Contact: email@example.com
CT Office of Vital Records to Release Certified Copiesof Your Baby’s Birth Certificate
House Bill 6891: AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO BIRTH RECORDS BY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.
The Connecticut Parental Rights Coalition strongly opposes this amendment.
HB 6891 gives private, privileged information on babies and their parents to Superintendents and to (undefined) “agents”. It is a gross violation of privacy. There are no security provisions for the handling of documents or, penalties for its misuse. There is no notice to parents or informed parental consent.This bill poses harm to babies, children and families, by subjecting them to CT’s unregulated data sharing, selling and exchange of ownership. As such, CPRC calls for CT Representatives to vote “NO” on HB 6891.
Birth certificates include (at least) the following information: Child's Name, Child's Date of Birth, SFN Number (State File Number), Time of Birth, Birthplace, County City/Town of Birth, Birth Weight of baby, Mother's Name, Mother's Birth Place, Mother's Maiden Surname, Mother's Date of Birth, Mother's Residence, Father's Name, Father's Birthplace, Father's Birth Date, Certifier's Name - (Doctor), Date Certified, Address, Registered By Name, Registers Location, Date Registered, Date the Birth Certificate was Issued, and Signature of Issuing Register
CPRC is the union of 11 citizen groups throughout CT, representing approximately 40,000 CT residents. The Coalition has worked with legislators by submitting research, evidence and expert councel. We are committed to the safety of children and the rights of parents.
Contact your state representatives today at cga.ct.gov. Tell them to vote “NO” on HB 6891.