Parental Rights Becomes Focus in Congress
Over the past few years, we have witnessed a concerning, unprecedented effort to erode parental rights at all levels of government from local school boards to massive federal agencies, each in its own way.
The matter has not escaped the attention of the 118th Congress which began in January of this year. In recent weeks, Family Policy Alliance has shared with you some of the good bills that members have introduced and passed, such as the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Today, we are pleased to update you on important movement on the parental rights front
At the end of March, FPA was present with members of House leadership as the House passed H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights. The bill is led by Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) and cosponsored by more than 120 members of the House, including members of the House Republican Leadership-a strong showing for parents!
The Parents Bill of Rights Act would:
- Establish transparency by requiring schools to provide parents with access to curriculum,
- Notify parents of outside speakers invited to address their child,
- Provide notice and consent of any medical examinations, and
- Clarify the rights of parents to inspect any materials provided to their child in the classroom or in the library, among other rights and requirements.
Congress is right to address these roadblocks experienced by parents. H.R. 5 is a positive step in ensuring that parents have full control of their child’s education and upbringing.
Continue to pray for wisdom for our leaders as they defend the rights of parents in the halls of Congress. FPA will continue to fight for your family and keep you updated on what is happening on the ground in Congress!
Director, Government Affairs