Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution



The Proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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.


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1. True or False
:
 A mother in Minnesota was told that she could not access the medical
 records of any of her children 11 years old or older, or discuss her child's health
with the physician, without obtaining her child's permission.

ANSWER | SOURCE(S)


2. True or False: In most states, you will be denied access to library information about your children, including the titles of books which are accumulating late fees.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


3. True or False: You have a legal right to know if your teenage children will receive or have received medical treatment through the public schools.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)
4. True or False: As a parent, you have the right to visit your children on public school grounds, for instance to have lunch with your child.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

5. True or False: If your child is in a non-life threatening situation, a doctor cannot perform any medical procedures on him/her without first getting your permission. ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

6. True or False: If you are an American parent, your child's doctor must have your approval before giving your child a vaccination.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


7. True or False: A mother in Illinois was twice refused her request to opt her daughter out of sexual education lectures that she found objectionable.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

8. True or False: If you make a payment to a Community College for your minor child's tuition, you are entitled to a receipt.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


9. True or False: A mother was refused her 13-year-old daughter's grades when she enrolled her in an algebra class.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

10. True or False: We don't really need a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


SOURCES

1. http://juv.alacourt.gov/downloadLegalRef.aspx?&SNo=23&filename=Alabama@Juvenile@Justice@Act@090101.pdf

2. Good universal example of internet usage policy for libraries: http://www.provo.lib.ut.us/policy_online.html

3. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html because they are classified as "education records," not "medical records" (as seen here: http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs8a-hipaa.htm#2)

4.http://www.erusd.k12.ca.us/ERUSDPolicies/1250.pdf as a good example

5. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549316 (Pro-choice supporters wrote this article)

6.http://www.vaccineethics.org/issue_briefs/consent.php  The H1N1 flu vaccine often required parental consent, though: http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20091129/ARTICLES/911295044?Title=School-vaccinations-to-begin

7.http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_SE.pdf

8.http://www1.american.edu/american/registrar/FERPA/faq.html (it specifically talks about students needing to give consent to parents to access their records--even if the parents pay the bills)

9. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html

10.www.parentalrights.org

Test Your Knowledge
Think you know your rights as a parent? Take this quiz and see why we need the Parental Rights Amendment.

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1. True or False
:
 A mother in Minnesota was told that she could not access the medical
 records of any of her children 11 years old or older, or discuss her child's health
with the physician, without obtaining her child's permission.

ANSWER | SOURCE(S)


2. True or False: In most states, you will be denied access to library information about your children, including the titles of books which are accumulating late fees.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


3. True or False: You have a legal right to know if your teenage children will receive or have received medical treatment through the public schools.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)
4. True or False: As a parent, you have the right to visit your children on public school grounds, for instance to have lunch with your child.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

5. True or False: If your child is in a non-life threatening situation, a doctor cannot perform any medical procedures on him/her without first getting your permission. ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

6. True or False: If you are an American parent, your child's doctor must have your approval before giving your child a vaccination.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


7. True or False: A mother in Illinois was twice refused her request to opt her daughter out of sexual education lectures that she found objectionable.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

8. True or False: If you make a payment to a Community College for your minor child's tuition, you are entitled to a receipt.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


9. True or False: A mother was refused her 13-year-old daughter's grades when she enrolled her in an algebra class.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

10. True or False: We don't really need a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


SOURCES

1. http://juv.alacourt.gov/downloadLegalRef.aspx?&SNo=23&filename=Alabama@Juvenile@Justice@Act@090101.pdf

2. Good universal example of internet usage policy for libraries: http://www.provo.lib.ut.us/policy_online.html

3. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html because they are classified as "education records," not "medical records" (as seen here: http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs8a-hipaa.htm#2)

4.http://www.erusd.k12.ca.us/ERUSDPolicies/1250.pdf as a good example

5. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549316 (Pro-choice supporters wrote this article)

6.http://www.vaccineethics.org/issue_briefs/consent.php  The H1N1 flu vaccine often required parental consent, though: http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20091129/ARTICLES/911295044?Title=School-vaccinations-to-begin

7.http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_SE.pdf

8.http://www1.american.edu/american/registrar/FERPA/faq.html (it specifically talks about students needing to give consent to parents to access their records--even if the parents pay the bills)

9. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html

10.www.parentalrights.org


Test Your Knowledge
Think you know your rights as a parent? Take this quiz and see why we need the Parental Rights Amendment.

Bookmark and Share




1. True or False
:
 A mother in Minnesota was told that she could not access the medical
 records of any of her children 11 years old or older, or discuss her child's health
with the physician, without obtaining her child's permission.

ANSWER | SOURCE(S)


2. True or False: In most states, you will be denied access to library information about your children, including the titles of books which are accumulating late fees.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


3. True or False: You have a legal right to know if your teenage children will receive or have received medical treatment through the public schools.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)
4. True or False: As a parent, you have the right to visit your children on public school grounds, for instance to have lunch with your child.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

5. True or False: If your child is in a non-life threatening situation, a doctor cannot perform any medical procedures on him/her without first getting your permission. ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

6. True or False: If you are an American parent, your child's doctor must have your approval before giving your child a vaccination.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


7. True or False: A mother in Illinois was twice refused her request to opt her daughter out of sexual education lectures that she found objectionable.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

8. True or False: If you make a payment to a Community College for your minor child's tuition, you are entitled to a receipt.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


9. True or False: A mother was refused her 13-year-old daughter's grades when she enrolled her in an algebra class.


ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

10. True or False: We don't really need a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


SOURCES

1. http://juv.alacourt.gov/downloadLegalRef.aspx?&SNo=23&filename=Alabama@Juvenile@Justice@Act@090101.pdf

2. Good universal example of internet usage policy for libraries: http://www.provo.lib.ut.us/policy_online.html

3. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html because they are classified as "education records," not "medical records" (as seen here: http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs8a-hipaa.htm#2)

4.http://www.erusd.k12.ca.us/ERUSDPolicies/1250.pdf as a good example

5. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549316 (Pro-choice supporters wrote this article)

6.http://www.vaccineethics.org/issue_briefs/consent.php  The H1N1 flu vaccine often required parental consent, though: http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20091129/ARTICLES/911295044?Title=School-vaccinations-to-begin

7.http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_SE.pdf

8.http://www1.american.edu/american/registrar/FERPA/faq.html (it specifically talks about students needing to give consent to parents to access their records--even if the parents pay the bills)

9. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/parents.html

10.www.parentalrights.org
Test Your Knowledge
Think you know your rights as a parent? Take this quiz and see why we need the Parental Rights Amendment.



1. True or False
:
 A mother in Minnesota was told that she could not access the medical
 records of any of her children 11 years old or older, or discuss her child's health
with the physician, without obtaining her child's permission.
2. True or False: In most states, you will be denied access to library information about your children, including the titles of books which are accumulating late fees.
ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


3. True or False: You have a legal right to know if your teenage children will receive or have received medical treatment through the public schools.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)
4. True or False: As a parent, you have the right to visit your children on public school grounds, for instance to have lunch with your child.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

5. True or False: If your child is in a non-life threatening situation, a doctor cannot perform any medical procedures on him/her without first getting your permission. ANSWER |SOURCE(S)6. True or False: If you are an American parent, your child's doctor must have your approval before giving your child a vaccination.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


7. True or False: A mother in Illinois was twice refused her request to opt her daughter out of sexual education lectures that she found objectionable.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S) 8. True or False: If you make a payment to a Community College for your minor child's tuition, you are entitled to a receipt.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)


9. True or False: A mother was refused her 13-year-old daughter's grades when she enrolled her in an algebra class.

ANSWER |SOURCE(S)
10. True or False: We don't really need a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.ANSWER |SOURCE(S)

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