Monday, February 21, 2011

What is the Parental Rights Amendment

The Proposed Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) to the U.S. Constitution has three sections:

The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

This amendment has been introduced in the United States Congress in prior years. It will be introduced again in 2011. Additionally, many states, including Michigan, will have resolutions introduced in state legislatures to memorialize Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment. You can read all about the movement and why this amendment is needed to protect the fundamental rights of parents here.

Stay tuned for further news and developments.

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