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S.J.Res. 42 (112th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to parental rights.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 5, 2012.


Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.

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

Prohibits this article from being construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.

Declares that 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 amendment.