Text: H.J.Res.110 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/05/2012)

2d Session
H. J. RES. 110

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

June 5, 2012

Mr. Franks of Arizona (for himself, Mr. Olson, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Jones, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Wolf, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Harris, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Landry, Mr. Upton, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Latham, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Platts, Mr. Nugent, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Canseco, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Ross of Florida, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Harper, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Fleming, and Mr. Palazzo) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:


section 1. The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.

section 2. Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest, as applied to the person, is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

section 3. This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.

section 4. 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.”.