SECTION FOUR This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.
SUMMARY: The Parental Rights Amendment does not change existing law in areas of abortion or end-of-life decisions. Though Americans are united in their support of parental rights, we remain sharply divided on the issue of abortion. This sentence neither adds to nor detracts from the substance and intent of the Amendment; it simply clarifies that this Amendment is not intended to affect current abortion law one way or another. This Amendment will not grant to parents a new legal right to force an abortion decision on their minor daughter.