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Parents’ Rights Amendment Reaches another Milestone
Press Contact: Rebekah Pizana National Coalition Director 540.645.9475 Rebekah@parentalrights.org
by Jim Bentley Monday, March 15, 2010
A Constitutional Amendment introduced by U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Michigan, to protect the parent-child relationship has reached 130 co-sponsors in the House.
“Members of Congress and their constituents are increasingly seeing the potential for interference into the parent-child relationship from judges, government and international organizations,” Hoekstra said. “Nothing – aside from cases of abuse and neglect – should insert itself between parents and their children.”
The Parents’ Rights Amendment (H.J.Res.42) would state explicitly in the U.S.
Constitution that parents have a fundamental right to raise their children as they see fit while protecting against abuse and neglect. Threats to the parent-child relationship include potential Senate ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“At a time when many are wondering if Congress is even listening, it is encouraging to see 130 congressional representatives standing up for a principle that limits government intrusion into our lives," says constitutional lawyer Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.org. "Like the vast majority of Americans, these 130 representatives recognize the vital role parents play in protecting and providing for children. Parental rights must be preserved against encroachments of international law and changes in Supreme Court ideology, both of which are very real concerns today.”
More information on the Parents’ Rights Amendment and the list of co-sponsors can be viewed at www.parentalrights.org.
Parentalrights.org is a 501c4 non-profit organization existing solely for the purpose of passing a parental rights amendment to the US Constitution.
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