Parental Rights in Illinois

Illinois Parental Rights News

Illinois Event THIS Sunday!

April 30, 2018

Join Us to Discuss Parental Rights…and Invite Your Friends! Sunday, May 6 at 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM CDT, at Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave, Bellwood, Illinois 60104 View Event Facebook Page. Come learn about the status of the Parental Rights Amendment in the U.S., the Parental Rights Foundation, domestic and international threats to…

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Illinois State Law and Parental Rights

At Risk

Illinois does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.

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Illinois Courts and Parental Rights

"Strict Scrutiny" Applied to Parental Rights

In re R.C., 745 N.E.2d 1233, 1241 (Ill. 2001), the court held that because "the Court [in Troxel] reiterated that a parent's right to control the upbringing of his or her children is a fundamental constitutional right," the court "must employ strict scrutiny, and determine whether [the statute] is necessary to a compelling state interest and narrowly tailored thereto".

However, this precedent is subject to change.