We are excited to let you know that not one, but two parental rights bills have been introduced in the Georgia State House of Representatives!
- provide curriculum transparency to parents of children in Georgia public schools,
- allow parents to protect their children’s privacy in public schools,
- allow parents to opt their children out of certain public-school classes, and
- provide a host of additional protections for families in Georgia.
While both bills protect parental rights as fundamental, H.B. 1158 is the stronger bill, because it specifically authorizes parents to direct the “health care” of their minor children. It also includes allows parents to exempt their minor children from immunizations.
If either H.B. 1158 or H.B. 1178 were to be enacted into law, Georgia would join fourteen other states in the nation that already have similar laws protecting parental rights as a fundamental right.
Please call or email (or both!) your Georgia State Representative, and ask him or her to support H.B. 1158 and H.B. 1178.
Your message can be as simple as:
“Please support H.B. 1158 and H.B. 1178, the Parents’ Bill of Rights. These two critical and timely bills will enshrine into Georgia law that parental rights are a fundamental right, as the U.S. Supreme Court has held for the past 100 years. Additionally, H.B. 1158 and H.B. 1178 will protect parents and children in Georgia’s public schools, allowing parents to make critical decisions regarding their own children.”
Thank you for standing with us to protect parental rights.