Protecting Parental Rights 11/28/12
It may only be a battle overseas, but it is a battle that could impact all American parents and their rights.
The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child dictates the federal government can monitor and govern the actions of a parent.
The law could be used by federal judges as a theory or device to counteract established U.S. laws.
Many congressional leaders responded to the law by proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
If approved, the Parental Rights amendment would protect the rights of American parents against any international treaties.
Additionally, the treaty could impact parents with disabled children and their rights to make decisions on behalf of their children regarding their education and medical care.
Currently, there are 13 U.S. Senate Co-sponsors and 86 U.S. House Co-Sponsors of the Parental Rights Amendment including Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX).
For more information, visit parentalrights.org