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"Strict Scrutiny" Applied to Parental Rights
However, this precedent is subject to change.
Moriarty v. Bradt, 827 A.2d 203, 214–15 (N.J. 2003)
"Summing up, when the State seeks, by statute, to interfere with family and parental autonomy, a fundamental right is at issue. That statute thus is subject to strict scrutiny and will only pass muster if it is narrowly tailored to serve a compelling state interest." (citing Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702, 720-21; and Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 155-56.)