We are excited to let you know that three powerful bills have been introduced in the South Carolina legislature. All of these bills will protect parental rights in South Carolina and will make South Carolina the 16th state in the nation to enshrine in state law that parental rights are fundamental!
H. 3197, The Parental Bill of Rights, has been introduced in the South Carolina House, and has been cosponsored by Representatives Burns, McCravy, Leber, Chumley, Taylor, Pace, Kilmartin, Haddon, Beach, Harris, Hartnett, and Magnuson.
H. 3485, The Families’ Rights and Responsibilities Act, has been introduced in the South Carolina House, and has been cosponsored by Representatives Magnuson, May, A.M. Morgan, Burns, Chumley, B.J. Cox, Cromer, Haddon, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Long, McCabe, T.A. Morgan, O’Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham, White, M.M. Smith, Willis, McCravy, T. Moore, Nutt, Thayer, Yow, Gilliam, Pope, Leber, Lawson, Harris, and Beach.
And S. 234, the companion bill to H. 3197, The Parental Bill of Rights, has been introduced in the South Carolina Senate, and has been cosponsored by Senators Loftis and Adams.
All three of these bills protect parental rights as a fundamental right in South Carolina law. In addition, these three bills will also do the following:
- provide curriculum transparency to parents of children in South Carolina 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 South Carolina.
Please call or email (or both!) your State Representative and State Senator, and ask him or her to support H. 3485, H. 3197, and S. 234.
Your message can be as simple as:
“Please support H. 3485, H. 3197, and S. 234, to protect parental rights as fundamental in South Carolina law. These critical and timely bills will enshrine into South Carolina law that parental rights are a fundamental right, as the U.S. Supreme Court has held for the past 100 years. Fifteen states have already done this – it is time for South Carolina to become the 16th state to protect parental rights as fundamental in state law. Additionally, these three bills will protect parents and children in South Carolina’s public schools, allowing parents to make critical decisions regarding their own children.”
Thank you for standing with us to protect children by preserving parental rights in South Carolina!
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