This could strip away the ability of state and federal agencies to protect children from abusive and neglecting parents. Public health programs like vaccination would be further weakened endangering many and bring back polio and other preventable infectious diseases. Children would no longer be protected from abuses like child marriage, female genital mutilation. Children are not property, parents are not gods and children sometimes need protection from irresponsible, violent, abusive and or ignorant adults. The public good and society’s needs for public health and welfare are also important and must sometimes overrule. Besides, the definition and role of *parent* is much more complex than the assumptions embedded in this proposed amendment.