"The political community has a duty to honor the family, to assist it, and to ensure especially:
The freedom to establish a family, have children, and bring them up in keeping with the family's own moral and religious convictions;
The protection of the stability of the marriage bond and the institution of the family;
The freedom to profess one's faith, to hand it on, and raise one's children in it, with the necessary means and institutions;
The right to private property, to free enterprise, to obtain work and housing, and the right to emigrate;
In keeping with the country's institutions, the right to medical care, assistance for the aged, and family benefits;
The protection and security of health, especially with respect to dangers like drugs, pornography, alcoholism, etc.;
The freedom to form associations with other families and so to have representation before civil authority."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2211.