Text: H.J.Res.121 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 121


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 16, 2017

Mr. Hultgren (for himself, Mr. Budd, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Walberg, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Banks of Indiana, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Posey, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Marchant, Mrs. Hartzler, and Mr. Babin) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

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:

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

section 2. 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.

section 3. 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.

section 4. The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability.

section 5. This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.”.