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US House passes legislation declaring parental rights fundamental

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Sharp, director of the ADF Center for Legislative Advocacy, regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage Friday of H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act:

“Parents have a fundamental, constitutionally protected right to direct the upbringing of their children. This was rightfully acknowledged in Rep. Virginia Foxx’s amendment to the underlying bill. With the adoption of the Foxx amendment, the House affirmed that parental rights are entitled to protection from government interference just like every other fundamental right. We commend the representatives who are prioritizing protecting the ability of parents to raise and educate their children at all grade levels consistent with their values and beliefs. ADF will continue to advocate alongside lawmakers to safeguard and strengthen parents’ fundamental rights.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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