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The Parental Rights Amendment ~ Summary of Purpose


SECTION 1  The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.

SECTION 2  The parental right to direct education includes the right to choose, as an alternative to public education, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one's child.

SECTION 3  Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe these rights without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

SECTION 4  The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability.

SECTION 5  This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.

SECTION 6  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.


Amending the Constitution is an enormous task — it requires time, resources, vision, dedication, and hard-working people who will make it happen. But it is not an impossible task. is a growing coalition of individuals and organizations who are bringing together their time, resources, vision, and dedication because they believe that the vital role of parents in the lives of their children should be protected and cherished. If government officials want to interfere in the family, they must prove that they have a compelling reason to do so - and the simple belief that they can do a better job than the child's parents is not a compelling reason. The vast majority of parents know their children better and love them more than nameless bureaucrats ever could. The government should be supporting parents as they raise their children — not the other way around.


The right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children has been recognized and upheld for centuries. But there are dark clouds on the horizon.

Today parental rights are coming under assault from federal judges who deny or refuse to recognize these rights. Adding further danger to the child-parent relationship, international law seeking to undermine the parental role is advancing on the horizon. Together, these threats are converging to create a "perfect storm" that looms over the child-parent relationship.

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