Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation today to add a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment would establish that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children.
“We are gratified to see this crucial amendment introduced in the U.S. Senate for the fifth straight Congress,” said Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Vice President of Litigation James Mason, a proponent of the resolution. “If the recent Charlie Gard tragedy in the UK showed us anything, it is that children are better served when loving parents are empowered to make the important decisions about their care.”
Advocates of homeschooling freedom believe that the amendment would further cement the rights of parents to choose the best education that suits the needs of their child.
The amendment requires a two-thirds approval vote by each house in Congress, as well as subsequent approval by three-fourths of the states.
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