Federal - S J Res 48

Parental Rights Resolution


August 1, 2017


Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.

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The Graham-Blunt-Isakson-Risch-Grassley resolution would certify that:

  • the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • the parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability;
  • this article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life; and
  • 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.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 5

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  • Aug. 1, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Blunt, (R-Mo.)Isakson, (R-Ga.)Rubio, (R-Fla.)
    Grassley, (R-Iowa)Risch, (R-Idaho)
  • Aug. 1, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Judiciary.Congressional Record p. S4668

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