We are excited to let you know that Minnesota State Senators Andrew Matthews, Bruce Anderson, Paul Gazelka, Michelle Benson, and Mark Koran have introduced S.F. 3064 to protect parental rights in Minnesota! A companion bill, H.F. 3444, has been introduced in the Minnesota House.
S.F. 3064 and H.F. 3444 will enshrine into Minnesota law that parental rights are a fundamental right. In addition, these bills would also do the following:
- Protect children by preserving the right of parents to have “informed consent in making health care decisions for the minor child including the choice of health care team and the right to accept or decline biological, pharmaceutical, and supplemental interventions in coordination with the selected health care team;”
- Protect the right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of the parents’ child;
- Ensure that parents are able to protect their children’s privacy, including personally identifiable information and biometric data, in public schools; and
- Provide a host of additional protections for families in Minnesota.
If S.F. 3064 or H.F. 3444 were to be enacted into law, Minnesota 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 Minnesota State Senator and your Minnesota State Representative and ask them to support S.F. No. 3064 in the Senate and H.F. 3444 in the House. You can find your legislators here.
Your message can be as simple as:
“Please support S.F. No. 3064/H.F. 3444, the Parents’ Bill of Rights. These critical and timely bills will enshrine into Minnesota law that parental rights are a fundamental right, as the U.S. Supreme Court has held for the past 100 years. Additionally, S.F. No. 3064 and H.F. 3444 will protect children by preserving the right of parents to make critical decisions regarding the education, health care, and upbringing of their own children, and to protect their children’s privacy in Minnesota’s public schools.”
Thank you for standing with us to protect children by preserving parental rights.