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

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 110 Introduced in House (IH)]

  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


                            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:


    ``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 
    ``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.''.